For only the 5th time in 11 years of NEM history (and the 3rd time for South Australia) four consecutive days of price spikes have forced the Cumulative Price to the Threshold, and AEMO has imposed price caps to prevent retailers from going bust.
Some quick notes about high demand and prices in South Australia again today….
The North Queensland Energy Forum is an annual conference held in Townsville for the discussion of energy related issues. The forum started off with a welcome dinner and networking event on Monday evening. The food was good and the company interesting. The meat and potatoes of the event arrived on Tuesday where sixteen different speakers presented topics as diverse as nuclear electricity generation to distribution network operations to sugar cane based cogeneration plans.
Some quick notes about another price spike today in the South Australian region of Australia’s National Electricity Market
Tuesday 3rd November, and the temperatures that had driven prices higher in SA the previous day moved eastwards.
Whilst VIC demand was lower as everyone lost their shirts on a horse, demand climbed in NSW and QLD, dragging prices upwards as well.
Some articles about what happened in the NEM through spring 2009
A quick review of some activity in the market on Monday 2nd November 2009 (and in particular a price spike in South Australia).
Over the past two days I have attended the annual Energy Users Association of Australia conference, in which I have heard a number of speakers from various walks of life talk about issues that are relevant to large energy users.
A look-back at 11 years of NEM history to reveal the nature and measure of benefits large industrial energy users can gain from curtailability in the NEM
A collection of articles to do with demand side response (otherwise known as curtailability or demand response) in the National Electricity Market
Our reviews of conferences, and other events related to energy markets, that we have attended.
I’ve spent the last two days at All-Energy’s first Australian green energy conference and exhibition, set in Melbourne. I was sent down to learn as much as possible, and meet new contacts who may benefit from what we do. I didn’t know what to expect, but the conference proved to be informative and a very effective networking opportunity.
A look at who won our competition for winter 2009 – and proved themselves to be the “Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM”!
A few quick notes about the recent moves in the USA towards a national emissions trading system, and implications for Australia – following a presentation by a US consultant.
A quick overview of how the daily peak NEM-wide demand trended over winter 2009, in relation to our forecasting competition.
Some preliminary analysis of what happened on Thursday 11th June 2009 – when the NEM experienced its highest NEM-wide demand this winter.
Some initial, scattered, thoughts (late on the day of its launch) about the AEMO’s first production of the Electricity Statement of Opportunities for 2009
A snapshot towards the end of a remarkable day in August 2009 when temperatures soared in South-East Queensland (yes, that’s in winter).
Summer 2008-09 is now well behind us, and there are a number of official reviews underway that will report back at some stage. Even so, we’ve been continuing to ponder a couple of things about what happened in January 2009…
We saw a massive new peak for NEM-Wide demand set on 29th January 2009, which surprised many (including us).
We return to that data and, by comparing with the previous 10 summers, see whether it should have been entirely unexpected.