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Energy Users as the “victim” in the train wreck that’s unfolding before our eyes

A few thoughts about how energy users (including each of us) are the main victims in the unfolding train wreck that’s become of this energy transition off the rails.

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[In the NEM, at least] Business consumption of electricity dwarfs residential consumption of electricity

AEMO data for the National Electricity Market shows business consumption of electricity is more than twice that of residential consumption of electricity

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Wind Farm output in SA constrained, again, by AEMO’s “System Strength” constraint

A quick note about high wind speeds in South Australia this afternoon leading to AEMO constraining wind farm output down for System Strength reasons.

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Energy prices below zero in South Australia, but Raise Regulation FCAS prices through the roof

Low energy prices in South Australia combined with high prices for Raise Regulation

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ACCC chief, Rod Sims, includes 6 factors driving retail electricity prices higher

A timely reminder from Rod Sims (at the ACCC) this week that there are a number of factors driving electricity price higher – not just a single “smoking gun”

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Forecast, of sorts, for the National Electricity Market – Train Wreck upon us?

An energy crisis (like a train wreck) is upon us.

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Cost Confusion

Our guest author, Allan O’Neil, posts an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of an increasingly popular metric – the LCOE (or Levellised Cost of Energy)

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Here’s three big reasons why spot prices in Queensland are higher than they used to be

A quick outline of what have been (in my view) the three key reasons why wholesale electricity prices in Queensland have risen, compared to 5 years ago.

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The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) contributes to recent wind drought

An explanation of how the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) contributed to the wind drought we observed recently on WattClarity.

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If spot price outcomes through Q2 2016 were “truly remarkable” then price outcomes for Q2 2017 were off the chart

A year on from my review of “remarkable” prices seen in Q2 2016, I return to the same analysis and update for Q2 2017. Outcomes are even more extreme…

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