Note – we see the “Energy Transition” as very broad


Given it seems to be something we’ll be referring back to numerous times, I’ve added in this link here to collect references (below) to that point.

1)  It involves far more than just concerns about climate change, and de-carbonising electricity supplies (though obviously that’s a big challenge in itself).

2)  It also involves technology change and changing consumer preferences + a heightened level of awareness of the role of electricity in society and life.

About the Author

Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

32 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

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  2. If I was going to assess Factors Contributing to the “truly remarkable” Q2 2016 prices, here are some starting places I’d look… | WattClarity
  3. Another day where LOR2 notice issued for SA – what does it mean? | WattClarity
  4. About the looming (potential) closure of Hazelwood power station | WattClarity
  5. SA electricity demand at New Year’s exhibiting the “Duck Curve” affliction | WattClarity
  6. About solar panels (predominantly) facing north, not west | WattClarity
  7. Interesting take, by battery maker Sonnen, on the “free energy” business model | WattClarity
  8. Question – when did it become the case that “Incumbency” automatically means any view they express is wrong? | WattClarity
  9. Collective skittishness about South Australia? | WattClarity
  10. End of an era at Hazelwood | WattClarity
  11. Warnings of load shedding in Victoria and South Australia on Thursday 11th May, and larger on Monday 15th May | WattClarity
  12. Where’s the wind gone? NEM-wide wind farm operation lowest in 5 years (maybe ever, on like-for-like basis?)
  13. Here’s three big reasons why spot prices in Queensland are higher than they used to be
  14. [In the NEM, at least] Business consumption of electricity dwarfs residential consumption of electricity
  15. Energy Users as the “victim” in the train wreck that’s unfolding before our eyes
  16. Here’s two odd examples being used in attempt to justify a claim of why privatisation will lead to higher spot prices
  17. The solar component of the Gullen Range Power Station started operation on 14th September
  18. A long list of Villains – that have each contributed to our “energy crisis”
  19. Some initial musings about my own Rooftop Solar Learning Exercise
  20. Some initial musings about my own rooftop solar learning exercise - One Step Off The Grid | One Step Off The Grid
  21. It’s complete baloney to claim that there’s “less than 1%” of peak demand in the NEM that is currently providing Demand Response
  22. Unfortunately no time for a “Best Peak Demand Forecaster” competition for summer 2017-18
  23. If I were going to perform an objective review of what happened last Thursday 18th and Friday 19th, here’s a couple things I would look into…
  24. Villain #3 – those at either extreme of the Emotion-o-meter
  25. Available Generation reduction across Loy yang A and Loy Yang B over Sunday evening was only 420MW
  26. An explainer about electricity demand [take 1]
  27. A timely reminder of the need for *much* more diversity in wind harvest patterns
  28. Recapping a shaky week for the supply-demand balance in the NSW region last week (Mon 4th June to Fri 8th June 2018)
  29. Reviewing the pattern of spot prices for Q2 2018 suggests that we’re far from out of the woods, yet
  30. Monday 9th July sees sustained high prices in South Australia
  31. Villain #4 – the yawning gap between our Sector-Wide Aggregate “Energy Literacy” and what we require
  32. Villain #1 – our Emperors (present, past and would-be) have no clothes

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