Spring 2017 in the NEM

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The two, SA Government-owned, “Emergency Generators” produce first power whilst commissioning

The two emergency generators provide first power to the South Australian grid.

The solar component of the Gullen Range Power Station started operation on 14th September

Quick look at how Gullen Range solar has gone, since it started on 14th September.

Here’s two odd examples being used in attempt to justify a claim of why privatisation will lead to higher spot prices

Reading an article in the Courier Mail on Saturday I was struck by the use of two particularly odd examples to support a case for retention of government ownership of electricity generation.

September Update: More Regulation on the Retail Side

Following from my August update, here's two developments we have seen in relation to retail & networks regulation.

Initial questions about the LGC market

Our first look at trended LGC production (aggregated by state/territory) and LGC spot prices (monthly average), now possible in NEMreview v7, generates a number of questions...

How much wind-powered electricity production has been curtailed in SA since these new constraints were invoked?

An article that sums up some decidedly un-quick calculations we've performed - looking over an 8 week period to 13th September to estimate how much wind power has been curtailed by the AEMO.

How significant would it be, if Mt Piper were forced to close (at least temporarily)?

A quick look at the scale of the challenge, if Mt Piper were to be forced to close following a court challenge to coal supplies upstream

On Saturday 2nd September, AEMO reacted to Severe Weather Warning by imposing limits on interconnector

On Saturday 2nd September, AEMO responded to a BOM-issued "Severe Weather Event" warning by reducing flow capacity west on the Heywood link. Here's how that looked...

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