Monthly Archives: August 2010

Concerns about Rising Costs in the Wholesale Spot Market

A listing of some drivers for higher (and, in some cases, lower) prices in the wholesale spot component of the NEM.

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Fuel Costs – some views supporting higher electricity prices in the future

Some thoughts about drivers supporting higher fuel costs – and hence driving electricity prices higher in future (assembled from comments made at EUAA events, and elsewhere).

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Trend in annual Generator Utilisation by Region

A trend in annual average utilisation of generation plant, aggregated by region, over each year since the start of the NEM.

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Price hits the new Market Price Cap in NSW this morning

Some quick notes about a price spike to the (newly raised) Market Price Cap in NSW this morning

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Tassie price spike on Sunday

Some quick notes about a price spike this evening in Tasmania.

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Fuel Supplies in the NEM

Some articles, as they are prepared, in relation to fuel supplies in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM). This could be to do with coal supplies, or gas supplies, or in relation to other fuel.

Some possible implications of the takeover bid for Centennial Coal

Preliminary thoughts about some of the possible implications of the agreed takeover of Centennial Coal by Thailand’s Banpu, and the long-term strategy to re-balance coal supplies evenly between domestic supplies to the National Electricity Market, and international supplies to generators across Asia.

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