Monthly Archives: April 2010

Some context for the recent Basslink outage

I noted that the recent Basslink outage made the news today as a result of political point scoring in the Tasmanian parliament. As noted in the news report, the Basslink outage started on Saturday 17th April, and continued through until Monday 26th April.  The NEM-Watch snapshots included in Kim’s post last week showed Basslink flow […]

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Autumn 2010 in the NEM

Articles on various stand-out events happening in the National Electricity Market in Autumn 2010.

Price spikes in SA and VIC on 21st April

Just after midday today (Wednesday 21st April) South Australia and Victoria experienced some high spot prices. Here’s a quick post to highlight what happened.

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Demand Side Response in NSW on 4th February

On the 4th of February at around 11am energy users in NSW appear to have curtailed their load in response to high prices, resulting in a significant drop in demand. Simultaneously, network conditions and generator rebidding caused the NSW pool price to jump back and forth between extreme prices close to VOLL ($10,000/MWh) and the Market Floor Price (-$1,000/MWh).

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