Energy Transition

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Villain #2 – we, the voting public

My sense is that we, the voting public, are Villains #2 in running the energy transition train off the tracks.

Villain #1 – our Emperors (present, past and would-be) have no clothes

First up in our listing of Villains in relation to the unfolding energy crisis are, of course, our political leaders - State and Federal, past, present and prospective.

A long list of Villains – that have each contributed to our “energy crisis”

A multi-layered energy crisis is upon us. I've identified 10 "root causes" (or "villains") that have each played key roles in the way in which our energy transition has run off the rails.

Comparison between Liddell Power Station (in NSW) with Muja A&B Power Station (in WA)

Some quick thoughts about the comparison being made by others between two ageing coal-fired power stations (Liddell power station in NSW and the Muja A&B stations in the SWIS of WA)

Is the market, that wasn't broken, now dead?

Guest author, Andrew Bonwick, posts his thoughts on a range of challenges confronting us in this energy transition.

Using this train analogy to critique some recent developments with Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS)

[PART 2 of] a post by guest author, Bruce Miller – which was initially posted on LinkedIn as one piece, but which has been broken into two on WattClarity as each part serves different purposes.

Why is wind production being curtailed (or “dispatched down”, more strictly speaking)?

It was inevitable that Semi-Scheduled plant would start to experience times when they are dispatched down. It's a big prompt to take next steps up the learning curve.

Energy Users as the “victim” in the train wreck that’s unfolding before our eyes

A few thoughts about how energy users (including each of us) are the main victims in the unfolding train wreck that's become of this energy transition off the rails.

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"

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

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

Increased complexity, and challenges, in this energy transition

Two slides (from BNEF and AEMO) that provide some context on the energy transition

The Emotion-o-Meter

A figurative illustration of the broad range of people we're increasingly seeing weighing into the discussion about the future of the energy sector. Itself a challenge for the transition.

Note - we see the "Energy Transition" as very broad

Quick note about energy transition

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