Understanding the difference between blackouts, generator trips and intermittent generation and how these events are managed.
Two units temporarily offline at Loy Yang A on Monday 8th May (not without coincidence/conspiracy theories)
The dispatch price in Queensland spiked to $1,500/MWh at 18:25 and again at 22:40 yesterday evening – triggering jitters in some who fear a return to the volatility of summer 2013.
An updated animation of 20th December 2012 focused on the Queensland region – a volatile day for that region.
An animation of 90 minutes this morning where the price gyrated wildly in response to a trip at Yallourn, and numerous subsequent reactions by market participants and the AEMO.
Some snapshots of a day in which NEM-wide demand soared, driven by high temperatures across the middle of Australia.
A graphical summary of a day when temperatures soared in NSW, dragging demand higher and (with the assistance of a relative shortage of supplies) also dragging prices to VOLL