Winter 2017 in the NEM

A collection of articles posted about Winter 2017 in the NEM

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Wind production in South Australia roared out of the June doldrums to a new production record in July 2017

From one extreme (perhaps lowest ever in June 2017, on like-for-like) to the other (new record production) in the space of just one month for aggregate wind in South Australia

A solar eclipse is just one type of a larger class of challenge with solar PV

Some thoughts about challenges with intermittent solar PV, triggered by this week's Solar Eclipse in North America

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.

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

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.

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...

Where’s the wind gone? NEM-wide wind farm operation lowest in 5 years (maybe ever, on like-for-like basis?)

A brief look, in the time available today, at a truly remarkable low point in aggregate wind farm output across the NEM through June 2017

Another industrial energy user enters Liquidation (in South Australia this time)

Coming back from a week out of the office, I was disconcerted to see that yet another industrial energy user has closed its doors.

Package of “reduce electricity prices in QLD” measures seen to reduce hedge contract prices

A quick look at how the wholesale contracts market reacted to the announced bundle of measures by the Queensland Government, aimed at reducing the cost of electricity to energy users.

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