Some articles, as they are prepared, in relation to fuel supplies in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM). This could be to do with coal supplies, or gas supplies, or in…
Preliminary thoughts about some of the possible implications of the agreed takeover of Centennial Coal by Thailand’s Banpu, and the long-term strategy to re-balance coal supplies evenly between domestic supplies to the National Electricity Market, and international supplies to generators across Asia.
Brief analysis of the trend in production (across the NEM) by fuel type.
Some analysis of the way in which prices in the Australian National Electricity Market have trended over time, from as far back as 1994 (in the markets that were precursors to the NEM).
Post written to provide some context to considerations about where prices are headed for the future…
Posts that don’t fit neatly into any other category.
Colourful distribution of spot prices – for each year of 11.5 years of NEM history.
Clearly see the trend over time.
A record of how a day of see-sawing prices appeared (in real time) in NEM-Watch
Note that the high prices have since been revised, but the low prices (down to -$1000/MWh) remain, at least for now.
Inspired by the price spike experienced this evening, I have spent a little time to put together the background to winters in the NEM.
This will be useful in understanding the context of any other events that occur this winter, and are analysed on WattClarity.
Various articles about Winter 2010 in the NEM
A price spike close to the Market Price Cap in NSW this evening provides an spur to do some quick analysis.
Some notes (which will be updated later) about capital requirements for the Australian Electricity Supply Industry
A high-level summary of some concerns of energy users, linked to a (progressively) growing number of more detailed posts that will be added over time.
Here’s a growing collection of articles we’re putting together with respect to the concerns of energy users. These articles are informed by interaction with a wide range of large commercial…
I noted that the recent Basslink outage made the news today as a result of political point scoring in the Tasmanian parliament. As noted in the news report, the Basslink…
Articles on various stand-out events happening in the National Electricity Market in Autumn 2010.
Just after midday today (Wednesday 21st April) South Australia and Victoria experienced some high spot prices. Here’s a quick post to highlight what happened.
On the 4th of February at around 11am energy users in NSW appear to have curtailed their load in response to high prices, resulting in a significant drop in demand. Simultaneously, network conditions and generator rebidding caused the NSW pool price to jump back and forth between extreme prices close to VOLL ($10,000/MWh) and the Market Floor Price (-$1,000/MWh).
Now in its 4th year – Earth Hour has continued to spread across the globe, but participation in Australia appears to have decreased from previous years. In this article we compare reported electricity savings during the past 4 Earth Hour events, and look at the effects of Earth Hour on the NEM in 2010.
Some analysis prompted by a short article in the AFR talking about a reduction in emissions over summer 2009-10 (with the possible implication being that emissions have turned the corner).
As was mentioned in a previous post the topic which was most topical was the topic of increasing distribution network charges. The Queensland price increase proposals have not been approved yet, but based on the history of New South Wales, there is a widespread expectation that they will get approved.