In his second article about the 2023 ESOO, guest author Allan O’Neil takes a look at what the AEMO has published with respect to various options for firming capacity to increase the reliability of aggregate supply to below the two thresholds (the Reliability Standard and the Interim Reliability Standard)
Yesterday, the NSW Government released both the Marsden Jacobs report (NSW Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up) and the Government’s Response.
Last Thursday (31st Aug 2023) the AEMO published the ESOO 2023, including forecasts of some possibility of unserved energy in Victoria and South Australia this coming summer 2023-24 (above the Interim Reliability Measure). Guest author Allan O’Neil takes a look.
Spot price volatility was experienced in Queensland and New South Wales on 4th September 2023.
Yesterday (Thu 31st Aug) we saw the release of the 2023 ESOO. Today (Fri 1st Sept 2023) AEMO calls for tenders for supply of ‘Reserve Trader’ in VIC and SA for summer 2023-24.
The 2023 ESOO contains some some reporting (and data) about one particular contingency plan … delaying retirement of existing thermal generators (with Eraring a case in point).
Apart from a distraction early this morning, I’ve invested some hours today in review of the 2023 ESOO. Here’s 7 initial observations that jumped out at me.
The 2023 ESOO contains some data, and comments, about Demand Response that have us scratching our heads…
Here’s my view on whether Figure 2 should have preceded Figure 1 (with respect to projections of unserved energy … USE) in the 2023 ESOO.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that EFOR (equivalent forced outage rate) for coal and large gas units is a large and growing challenge.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that AEMO is has highlighted the set of constraints modelled is only ‘System Normal’.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that AEMO is now modelling (more accurately) the high temperature degradation on wind farm performance.
AEMO notes that ‘Australia’s NEM is perched on the edge’ in the 2023 ESOO, released today (Thu 31st Aug 2023)
A quick status update, early on Thursday 31st August 2023, about issues at Azure (caused by a power surge) that has been affecting AEMO (and our) systems.
In this article we delve in deeper on Thu 30th Jan and Fri 31st Jan 2020 … two days that saw extreme levels of ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’ (i.e. AggSchedTarget – a requirement for firming capacity). A timely review, given two developments arriving tomorrow (on Thursday 31st August 2023).
A quick record of some spot price volatility in South Australia on the morning of Wednesday 30th August 2023.
Third article today looking back at news with respect to ‘coal closure’ … this article pertaining to EnergyAustralia’s Mt Piper station in NSW.
Also in the past week, news media (claiming to have sighted some of the ‘Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up’ from MJA with respect to Eraring Power Station) report the potential extension of service.
An article at the end of the week in which AGL Energy announced the establishment of a Structured Transition Agreement (STA) with respect to Loy Yang A and the notice of closure for 30th June 2035.
A quick note to mark the the release of GenInsights Quarterly Update for Q2 2023 last week.