Back on 8th October, I spoke at All Energy in Melbourne on this topic. Given the questions posed after the session, it seemed that it might be of value to some WattClarity readers if I narrated over the top of the presentation and included it here, for future reference.
A quick look at how ramp rates would vary (for “Unserved Consumption”) in the hypothetical “10x” high intermittency grid.
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.
A quick look at how the Nyngan solar plant stepped up its output over the weekend, reaching full load.
Nigel Morris talks through his recent presentation at the EUAA forum in Brisbane about the ups and downs of Australia’s “solarcoaster” ride
Royalla solar farm (opened 6 months ago) now has metered generation data published by AEMO – here’s the first view.
Completing our walk-around-the-NEM, today we look at peak demand in Queensland over summer 2014-15
Quick notes about three types of solar PV systems, at University of Queensland’s Gatton Solar Research Facility.
The Nyngan large-scale solar PV plant started production in March – but, as shown here, large-scale solar has a lot of catching up to do to match current levels of small-scale solar PV production.
Some initial analysis of the interplay between wind and solar in Australia’s National Electricity Market
Being first-of-a-kind (at least for which AEMO publish data) it’s worth noting that Nyngan solar farm has commenced operations.
Another high demand day yesterday (Thu 19th March) in Queensland – here’s a record
A synopsis of one of the challenges facing the electricity sector – and a suggested solution
Some thoughts about Capacity Payments – given the article in the AFR yesterday
A walk-through a high-demand day in Queensland (especially remarkable because of the effect of solar PV output).
Some analysis performed by one of our guest authors (Ric Brazzale) identifying the significant factors that contributed to declining demand in the NEM through 2014.
Spurred on by our competition (but with an interest that’s much broader) we have a look at how Queensland demand has trended – and find a couple of quite remarkable things occurring…
Further analysis of the interaction between electricity and gas markets in Queensland at present.
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…
Prices dropped below $0 in Queensland this morning – not for the first time in recent days…