Following from some analytical work performed in testing for Five Minute Settlement, here’s a view of latency of rebids (all DUIDs, all commodities) in recent months that prompts a number of questions…
The AEMC recently published a draft determination on Primary Frequency Response – proposing it remain mandatory, and to introduce big changes to the causer-pays process, including payments for good performance.
Ron Brakels of SolarQuotes examines recent changes that will put the CER in charge of accreditation, which he explains is aimed at “kicking crap solar installers out of the industry”.
A quick look at three price spikes seen late afternoon in QLD on Monday 4th October 2021.
Looks like AEMO will be announcing a new ‘lowest point’ for Operational Demand in NSW later, given what has happened on Monday 4th October 2021 (Labour Day holiday).
In addition to being a low point for Scheduled Demand and Operational Demand in the QLD region, it was also the case on a NEM-wide basis.
A short note about a new low point for minimum demand that appears to have been set in the QLD region on Sunday 3rd October 2021
It was too tempting to take some time today to look back on the first fully 5-minute bids from Friday 1st October (the start of Five Minute Settlement) to see how much has changed.
It’s quite early Friday morning, 1st October 2021 … and Five Minute Settlement has commenced. Here’s a *very* early initial look.
An updated look at return-to-service expectation for the damaged Callide C4 unit.
A quick additional look at activity Tue 28th Sept 2021 for Victoria Big Battery – as seen in ez2view with the benefit of ‘Next Day Public’ data.
Two separate alerts received today about the Victoria Big Battery sent me looking for more information…
A short back-dated article, to link in AEMO’s final report on this incident.
Today (Mon 27th Sept) we were alerted to this Virtual Information Session on Wednesday 29th September that some of our readers will be interested in (Enabling FCAS at Musselroe Wind Farm)
Just last Friday the AEMO notified stakeholders more broadly about their new Market Notice Framework about ‘Minimum System Load’ and/or ‘Distributed Photovoltaics (DPV) Contingency’ … prior to Sunday’s new lowest point for minimum demand in South Australia!
Sunny skies and mild weather in South Australia on Sunday 26th September sees a new (lower) point for ‘Minimum Demand set in the South Australian region.
Guest author, Josh Stabler of Energy Edge, provides a look into the ‘contagion of scarcity’ events impacting the market since mid-May 2021.
Sunday afternoon saw demand in NSW hit new historic lows for the second weekend in a row.
Following from the ESB’s Final Advice, and inspired by the one year anniversary of publications the MT PASA DUID Availability data sets by AEMO (thanks to the ERM-sponsored rule change) we take a quick look about both initiatives might mean for each other. More to come in GenInsights21, time permitting.
Only ~11 weeks after the end of Q2 2021 we’re still exploring details of the extreme price outcomes. Here’s some of the ways in which solar PV played a significant role in the price outcomes delivered.