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Aggregate rate of wind production across South Australia breaks the all-time record

New record rate of wind power production in South Australia reached towards midnight at the end of Tuesday 25th April

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Aggregate Wind Farm output across South Australia topped 1,400MW for the first time – on 9th April, with more to come

Total wind output (aggregated across all wind farms in South Australia) established a new record on Sunday 9th April.

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High Regulation FCAS Prices on Tuesday 18th April in South Australia

Quick review of a spike in FCAS Prices in South Australia on Tuesday 18th April 2017 – leading to Administered Pricing for Raise Regulation Services.

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Ararat Wind Farm at full capacity

Brief note about completion of construction at Ararat Wind Farm

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Noteworthy analysis of the state-wide blackout across South Australia on 28th September 2016

A listing of key reports and analysis into the SA blackout of 28th September 2016.

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End of an era at Hazelwood

A record of the closure of Hazelwood this week – and some initial thoughts on the implications

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Adding a Slice of Cheese

The South Australian Blackout of 28th September 2016 is not as simple as it looks.

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[POSTED 13:40] TC Debbie dampens electricity consumption in Queensland

A quick look (posted 13:40) at electricity consumption in Northern Queensland with the onset of Tropical Cyclone Debbie

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A sudden series of SA spikes

Tight import limits on the Heywood interconnector and a lull in wind output saw price volatility return to South Australia earlier this week

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NEM FCAS causer pays factor issues for wind and solar farms

Generators used to consider the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) FCAS causers pays factors (CPF), used to allocate FCAS regulation costs across the market, as an obscure and unimportant technically challenging curiosity. Since 2014, the cost of FCAS regulation services for generators has increased from just under $5 million per year to greater than $60 million for 2016 and now has the attention of all of the generators, especially if their portfolio includes generation assets in regions with a lack of FCAS regulation providers and high prices such as South Australia.

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