Monthly Archives: July 2017

Forecast, of sorts, for the National Electricity Market – Train Wreck upon us?

An energy crisis (like a train wreck) is upon us.

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Energy Transition

A collection of articles about this energy transition

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Summer 2017-18 in the NEM

Articles pertaining to summer 2017-18 in the NEM

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Spring 2017 in the NEM

Articles pertaining to spring 2017 (Sept, Oct, Nov) in the NEM

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Energy Literacy

Category established to link together articles aimed (at least in part) to assist in broadening understanding (both literacy and numeracy) of energy sector concepts.

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Cost Confusion

Our guest author, Allan O’Neil, posts an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of an increasingly popular metric – the LCOE (or Levellised Cost of Energy)

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Here’s three big reasons why spot prices in Queensland are higher than they used to be

A quick outline of what have been (in my view) the three key reasons why wholesale electricity prices in Queensland have risen, compared to 5 years ago.

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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.

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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…

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