Monthly Archives: July 2017

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

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ACCC chief, Rod Sims, includes 6 factors driving retail electricity prices higher

A timely reminder from Rod Sims (at the ACCC) this week that there are a number of factors driving electricity price higher – not just a single “smoking gun”

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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

This is a category of articles that have been accumulating on WattClarity for some time, aimed at helping to tame Villain #4, which is what we see as a growing deficit in Energy Literacy/Numeracy required to effectively deal with the growing challenges of this energy transition.

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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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