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“Scheduled Demand” in Victoria stopped short of 8,500MW today (lower than forecast) but the demand peak forecast for NSW tomorrow has grown to almost 13,000MW

Demand in Victoria peaked lower than forecast today, but demand forecasts for NSW tomorrow are continuing to climb.

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Hornsdale Power Reserve continues to reach new milestones with a discharge rate of 100 MW today

Hornsdale Power Reserve a.k.a “World’s biggest battery” achieves new milestones – discharged at a rate of 100MW and charged continuously for nearly 3 hours.

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High temperatures to give demand a kick in Victoria tomorrow (Wednesday 13th December)

AEMO forecasts higher demand in Victoria (and South Australia) tomorrow with the hot weather – and a slight LOR1 warning.

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Electricity demand set to climb in NSW on Thursday with the hot weather forecast

With hot weather forecast for NSW this Thursday (especially in inland areas) it’s no surprise to see that the AEMO is forecasting higher demand on the day. Linked to this there is also a slight negative (local) surplus generation forecast.

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AEMO updates generator combinations for SA system strength

AEMO has adjusted the formula (i.e. constraint equations) used to manage system strength in South Australia, which has been (since mid-2017) by constraining down the output of wind farms under certain conditions.

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Big ramp in QLD demand Thursday evening to be first time above 8000MW this summer

Queensland demand ramped up, after the sun had gone down Thursday evening, to pass 8000MW for the first time this summer

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How does frequency regulation help avoid Blackouts?

What are the lessons about frequency regulation that can be learned from the SA blackout?

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The first stage of the Kidston Energy Park powers up

With Genex releasing an ASX announcement of first revenue at Kidston Solar Farm, we use NEMreview v7 to have a quick look.

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Unfortunately no time for a “Best Peak Demand Forecaster” competition for summer 2017-18

For reasons explained herein, we’re unable to set aside the time required to run a competition on the “best peak demand forecaster in the NEM” for summer 2017-18.

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Hornsdale Power Reserve (a.k.a. "the worlds biggest battery") supplied SA for over an hour yesterday, peaking at 71 MW discharge

It’s 1st December 2017 – the first day of summer, and also the promised delivery date for the “world’s largest battery”. In this updated post we look at how it’s been operating.

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