Monthly Archives: July 2014

Spot prices back to yesteryear

Spot prices in the doldrums with low demand and high production from wind and gas.

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Wind output drops and volatility rises

After spending a day looking into the future (at prospective generation developments) I noted this reverse correlation between wind and volatility that’s been occurring over the week.

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Morning prices persist in the South as chill remains

Elevated prices persist this morning in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania

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Spot prices back to gory days of 10 years ago on the last hurrah of carbon

Prices plunge on the day the Carbon Tax is repealed

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Reduced exports contributed to reduced prices

Reduced export capability over QNI south contributed to the low prices seen last week.

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… and what of Generators in Queensland, in particular

A further look at bidding behaviour (this time in Queensland) and the extent to which this is contributing to low prices

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Have generators backed carbon out of their bids post 30 June – but prior to the repeal passing?

Have generators already removed the carbon tax from their bids, in July 2014 – and is this the reason why we observed prices plunging on 1st July?

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Prices plunge in QLD – because of solar?

Demand plunges in Queensland during the day – dragging prices down with it.

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First day without the Carbon Tax here, … maybe?

An interesting half-hour this morning in the NEM

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