Tag Archives: solar PV

Article: New hedging options emerge in the NEM as the energy transition accelerates

Our guest author, Dave Guiver from ERM Power, outlines some new options for hedging in relation to the influx of many new large-scale solar PV projects

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Article: Recapping a shaky week for the supply-demand balance in the NSW region last week (Mon 4th June to Fri 8th June 2018)

The start of some analysis that helps to identify the variety of factors that combined to give a shaky balance between supply and demand in NSW last week.

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Article: The “Solar Correlation Penalty” has already arrived in the NEM

Already we are seeing the highly correlated output of solar PV deliver interesting challenges for the NEM – both to the project proponents themselves, and also to the “everything else” that supplies what’s left of the underlying demand from electricity from any source.

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Article: Just because a company wears a “green halo”, that does not mean it can disrespect its potential customers [UPDATED]

An advertisement seen on TV in recent days from a (relatively) new entrant in the energy sector reinforces, to me, the need for the energy sector more broadly to do a much better job of respecting its prospective customers.

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Article: Let’s Keep Talking About FCAS

Following on from the Let’s Talk About FCAS post, the focus of this post is the business case and subsequent optimisation challenge for getting involved in FCAS, now that the technical performance components have been mostly addressed.

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Article: Afternoon “Scheduled Demand” in Victoria on Christmas Day drops as low as overnight demand

Afternoon demand on Christmas Day as low as overnight demand as a result of several factors

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Article: The first stage of the Kidston Energy Park powers up

With Genex releasing an ASX announcement of first revenue at Kidston Solar Farm, we use NEMreview v7 to have a quick look.

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Article: Following up, with a top-down (NEM-wide) look at daily solar production (small and large) through 2017

Following on from my earlier post about my own experiences as a small power generator (with solar PV at home), I’ve taken a broader look at solar PV production NEM-wide, including over the corresponding “stormy weather” period of October highlighted in the prior article.

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Article: Some initial musings about my own Rooftop Solar Learning Exercise

There’s already been a large uptake of distributed energy generation data, and there promises to be much more to come in this energy transition. With this comes some significant challenges – along with opportunities (with respect to the electricity production itself, and also in terms of the data that’s produced). So in the interest of doing things better, here’s a detailed look at our own rooftop solar experiences at home.

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Article: Cloud patterns on Friday 19th May 2017 – leading to a day of low Solar PV output, NEM-wide

Following Wednesday’s article by Paul McArdle on WattClarity, we’ve reviewed the (very cloudy) weather patterns for Friday 19th May 2017, and the accuracy of Solcast’s predictions of a day of low solar PV output

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