With another upsurge in interest in the effect of Hazelwood closure on price outcomes in the NEM, we’ve invested some time to provide these thoughts.
Reading an article in the Courier Mail on Saturday I was struck by the use of two particularly odd examples to support a case for retention of government ownership of electricity generation.
Some quick thoughts about the comparison being made by others between two ageing coal-fired power stations (Liddell power station in NSW and the Muja A&B stations in the SWIS of WA)
A quick look at the scale of the challenge, if Mt Piper were to be forced to close following a court challenge to coal supplies upstream
A record of the closure of Hazelwood this week – and some initial thoughts on the implications
Ominous signs for spot price outcomes through Q2 2016 in Victoria, as hedge contract prices climb prior to the imminent closure of Hazelwood.
A few quick notes about this week’s developments at Loy Yang A power station
After an AEMO notice of Low Reserve Condition this summer and next in the south, I had a quick look…
Engie’s announced closure of Hazelwood reflected as a big step change reduction in available capacity in Victoria at the end of March 2017.
In reality, it’s impossible to “know” what the price outcomes would be when Hazelwood closes. Here’s some reasons why…
Some initial thoughts following articles about the mooted closure of Hazelwood Power Station as early as April 2017.
A starting list of factors that I’d look further into, if I was sucked into the “rabbit hole” of assessing all of the contributing factors leading to the Remarkable Prices seen in Q2 2016 – and which could continue into the future.
A quick post to mark the end of brown-coal fired generation in South Australia, with the closure of Northern Power Station
Through the week we’ve seen new highs for wind production (NEM-wide) and also some low levels of production, as well – mirroring the political debate. The challenge has serious implications, however, and the AEMO sessions mentioned might be one way to learn more.
Following today’s announcement of the closure of Alinta’s Northern Power Station in South Australia
Some thoughts about Capacity Payments – given the article in the AFR yesterday
Some quick thoughts about the mothballing of Torrens Island A station
Brief notes about Redbank station closure
To augment today’s article in the Australian Financial Review, here’s an illustration of the growing oversupply.
In parallel with the RET Review process, claims and counter claims are mounting about challenges to security of supply, moving forwards. Here are some initial thoughts…