Monthly Archives: March 2015

Approaching 62 hours becalmed on the mainland – what would this mean for battery storage?

Some back-of-the-envelope calculations being a starting point to help me understand how much real contribution electric vehicles might make in feeding back into the grid when intermittent generation is absent.

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Some interesting patterns emerge, with the interaction of wind and solar

Some initial analysis of the interplay between wind and solar in Australia’s National Electricity Market

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First production from Nyngan Solar Farm seen over the weekend

Being first-of-a-kind (at least for which AEMO publish data) it’s worth noting that Nyngan solar farm has commenced operations.

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Queensland demand peaks (at a high level) late in the day Thursday 19th March

Another high demand day yesterday (Thu 19th March) in Queensland – here’s a record

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Electricity Pricing: An alternative to unlimited bill increases

A synopsis of one of the challenges facing the electricity sector – and a suggested solution

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The NEM reaches Peak Gas

Following from several earlier articles, Core Energy provides their view of the future of gas use in power generation

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Is the changing generation mix in the NEM requiring it to start making capacity payments?

Some thoughts about Capacity Payments – given the article in the AFR yesterday

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Queensland electricity demand hits a high mark on Thursday 5th March 2015

A walk-through a high-demand day in Queensland (especially remarkable because of the effect of solar PV output).

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Autumn 2015 in the NEM

A collection of articles about autumn 2015

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A hot Thursday forecast for QLD this week – what will it mean for electricity demand?

With high temperatures forecast for South-East Queensland later this week, we take a look at what’s forecast in terms of demand.

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