Monthly Archives: May 2013

Winter 2013 in the NEM

A collection of analysis, observations and commentary about what we see (and have time to comment on) in terms of winter 2013 in Australia’s National Electricity Market

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The return of the evening price spikes as the winter demand shape arrives a little early

The distinctive winter demand shape returns – and with it comes the evening peaks in prices (even on a Sunday).

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Estimating Hedge Levels

In my third post, I look at hedge levels – and how to infer them. Hedge levels will, to a large extend, define bidding behaviour unless there are physical issues with the plant.

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A chilly autumn morning drives demand higher in Tasmania

Tasmania shivers this morning, driving electricity demand higher

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Why are we completing this extensive review of what happened over a very volatile summer in QLD – and why, and what the future implications might be?

Why are we investing significant time in completing this review of what was remarkable price volatility in QLD over summer? We’re primarily a software company that develops shrink-wrapped products used by about 100 market participants, spectators and commentators.

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Areas of deeper analysis

Posting commentary on WattClarity meets certain customer needs – but there are occasions where deeper analysis is warranted (and requested by our customers). Where we publish more comprehensive reports, they will be listed here.

Morning price spikes in SA with no wind or coal

Augurs to be an interesting day in South Australia today, with two (now three) price spikes already this morning – due in part to no supplies from coal, or from wind.

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Vertical Integration in New South Wales – two years on

It is now over two years ago that NSW sold its retail load and the dispatch rights to most of its generation. This blog post looks at what has happened to the market in the two years since the sale.

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Retail Electricity Prices

Historically most of our posts have been based on observations about the wholesale market. ┬áMore recently we have also begun to have a look at retail prices, more directly. Here’s some articles on the topic.

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A brief history of the tariff prices in Queensland

As the QCA happens to be releasing the notified tariff prices later this month, I thought it opportune to write about how prices are set with a particular focus on the price of wholesale energy.

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