Monthly Archives: February 2018

Power station ‘trips’ are normal, but blackouts are not

Understanding the difference between blackouts, generator trips and intermittent generation and how these events are managed.

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Grandfathers Axe or Low Hanging Fruit?

Upgrading our existing coal thermal fleet to increase efficiency and flexibility could provide a cost-effective opportunity to add dispatchable capacity and lower the overall carbon intensity of our electricity sector.

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Third peak Scheduled Demand in Queensland in 3 days - 9,924 MW at 16:50 Wednesday 14th February

A new peak Scheduled Demand and Operational Demand in Queensland today with Scheduled Demand still over 9,100 MW after 8 PM.

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Queensland region sees a new record peak Scheduled Demand – at 18:50 on Monday 12th February

Queensland experienced a new record for Scheduled Demand for electricity today – but what’s particular staggering is how late in the day it happened!

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Available Generation reduction across Loy yang A and Loy Yang B over Sunday evening was only 420MW

A brief look at the numbers with the temporary coal supply issue affecting Loy Yang A and Loy Yang B overnight

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High electricity demand forecast for Queensland – on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week

Looks like being an interesting day on Wednesday next week (14th February 2018) with high temperatures currently forecast for parts of both QLD and NSW

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Victorian demand rises above 9,000MW – which (in combination with other factors) leads to a volatile day in the southern regions

On a day when high temperatures drove demand in Victoria above 9,000MW (and NEM-wide demand above 30,000MW) we saw some price volatility – with prices in VIC and SA up around $14,000/MWh

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