Last week saw more in a growing series of exits, and asset write-downs, amongst new entrants in the supply of renewable energy within the NEM. Today on WattClarity I ponder whether we have been setting them up to fail due to the nature of support provided to these new entrants. What is your perspective?
MRET (Mandatory Renewable Energy Target)
Guest author, Tristan Edis, looks particularly at the Queensland Region of the NEM, and an almost complete stop in the development of new renewables projects.
Our first look at trended LGC production (aggregated by state/territory) and LGC spot prices (monthly average), now possible in NEMreview v7, generates a number of questions…
A quick look at first output of Barcaldine Solar Farm – as a segue into consideration of what we see as an “audacious” 50% by 2030 ambition.
Can you help me understand this apparent (and large) disconnect between words and actions in the GreenPower space?
Some considerations, posted by guest author Andrew George, about the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target Scheme
Continuing our analysis of these hypothetical future scenarios to understand the shape of “unserved energy” and hence the potential contribution of Demand Response – today I post about energy spilled in a future with high intermittent generation supply.
Pondering more implications of the boom/bust pricing witnessed in the South Australian region last week…
Yesterday evening the revised RET legislation passed the upper house. Today guest author (Miles Prosser) provides recollections of the twists and turns in the policy landscape of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target over the course of the past 10 years.
Following today’s announcement of the closure of Alinta’s Northern Power Station in South Australia
Nigel Morris talks through his recent presentation at the EUAA forum in Brisbane about the ups and downs of Australia’s “solarcoaster” ride
There are cycles in wind production in the NEM, and there are cycles in social media about the benefits and disbenefits of renewables.
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…
Coincident with the release of the RET Review, activity in the spot market provides some reminders…
A different look at the numbers suggests that AGL Energy does have some green credentials…
Some initial thoughts about some of the areas (in the wholesale market) where there’s been finger-pointing in different directions about “socialising costs whilst privatising profits”
Several windy days raises wind farm outputs to the maximum which (along with other factors) suppress the spot market price
Some thoughts about solar PV, and energy efficiency, and the effects they seem to be producing at home.
Some assorted thoughts about the RET, and the RET Review process currently underway
AEMO issues an LOR2 notice today for South Australia, noting of the possibility of load shedding in South Australia if a credible contingency occurs.