Nous Report, into blackout of 16th January 2007

Note about the NOUS Group report on the blackout in Victoria of 16th January 2007

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The new energy ecosystem

Simon Vardy spoke at Clean Energy Summit in July 2016. We invited him to post on WattClarity given the context of discussions on the day.

Transformation in the electricity industry is occurring at an astounding rate. What’s more, it’s happening globally and Australia is pretty much ground zero. As a result, a new energy ecosystem is emerging. Accenture has recently released three reports which cover different aspects of this new ecosystem. These are the ‘New Energy Consumer’ report, ‘Digitally Enabled Grid’ report and the combined report for the ENA and CSIRO titled ‘Insights from Global Jurisdictions and Evolving Business Models’.

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Wind speeds and the Blackout of South Australia

Wind speeds up during the blackout of September 28th in South Australia

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First shot at trying to understand what went on, leading to the SA blackout of Wednesday 28th September

First attempt to try to piece together events leading up to the blackout in South Australia on Wed 28th September 2016

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AEMO announces “Black System” across South Australia at 16:24 on Wednesday 28th September

Power’s out across South Australia on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th September

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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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