Here’s an update on the situation in NSW
An animated walk through 19 hours of Saturday 14th January 2017 in the Queensland region of the National Electricity Market – a day we dubbed “sizzling Saturday” not least because of extreme price volatility
The Queensland region experienced a new all-time record for electricity demand today, along with some very hot weahter
NEM-wide demand roared to life today, for the first time this summer, with hot weather pretty much everywhere.
Volatility in Queensland on a sizzling Saturday drives the Cumulative Price more than half-way to the Cumulative Price Threshold (where price caps would be imposed).
Queensland Scheduled Demand on Friday 13th January peaked even higher than on Thursday 12th January, and only 70MW below the all-time record
Hot weather drives Queensland demand higher than 9,000MW for the first time this summer – even with many people still out on holidays…
After an AEMO notice of Low Reserve Condition this summer and next in the south, I had a quick look…
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.
Some brief notes about a changed pricing pattern observed in Q2 2016
Pondering more implications of the boom/bust pricing witnessed in the South Australian region last week…
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.
Some quick notes Tuesday evening about liquid-fuelled peaking generators getting a run in a South Australian region that’s missing Northern station (amongst other factors)
A walk-through a high-demand day in Queensland (especially remarkable because of the effect of solar PV output).
Our guest author (Mike Williams) shares some practical tips for how energy users can brace themselves for the rising tsunami of energy costs
An early review of what’s been happening today (Wednesday 15th January) with the heatwave in Victoria and South Australia
Demand surges in Victoria and South Australia on the back of blistering heat, dragging prices out of their long-term slumber as a result.
A quick look at some more volatility experienced in the Queensland region on Wednesday 23rd October
Spot Prices in South Australia were elevated over the past 7 days – here are some reasons why.
Following yesterday’s warnings about the potential for a tight supply/demand balance in South Australia this week, it was not really a surprise when the SMS alerts from NEM-Watch began buzzing for the 07:20 dispatch interval this morning (NEM time), highlighting that the dispatch price in SA had jumped to $12,199.20/MWh. This has continued through the morning.