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About the looming (potential) closure of Hazelwood power station

Some initial thoughts following articles about the mooted closure of Hazelwood Power Station as early as April 2017.

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Infigen Energy suffering from “wind correlation penalty” in South Australian wind farms

Some thoughts about the possible uplift to Infigen Energy revenues, stemming from higher forward contract prices in the South Australian region of the NEM

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Ararat Wind Farm begins production in Victoria during August

Quick snap of Ararat Wind Farm starting up in August.

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Increased complexity, and challenges, in this energy transition

Two slides (from BNEF and AEMO) that provide some context on the energy transition

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Another day where LOR2 notice issued for SA – what does it mean?

AEMO issued a Market Notice this morning for an LOR2 “Low Reserve Condition” in South Australia. Here’s my sense of some of what’s happening.

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How have weather patterns influenced Victorian electricity demand so far this winter?

Our guest author, Rob Davis, provides insights on how weather patterns are contributing to electricity consumption this winter – particularly in Victoria.

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The war for dispatch: Who will control distributed energy?

In today’s energy sector, it is rare to get electricity networks, retailers, generators and system controllers in the same room at the same time. In a deconstructed market about to be transformed by distributed energy, how will decisions be made around how it is dispatched?

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If I was going to assess Factors Contributing to the “truly remarkable” Q2 2016 prices, here are some starting places I’d look…

A starting list of factors that I’d look further into, if I was sucked into the “rabbit hole” of assessing all of the contributing factors leading to the Remarkable Prices seen in Q2 2016 – and which could continue into the future.

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The Emotion-o-Meter

A figurative illustration of the broad range of people we’re increasingly seeing weighing into the discussion about the future of the energy sector. Itself a challenge for the transition.

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A model’s just a model – it’s not reality (though some models might be useful)

Models are simplifications of reality. Some are more precise than others. Some are useful for different purposes.

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