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…
After spending a day looking into the future (at prospective generation developments) I noted this reverse correlation between wind and volatility that’s been occurring over the week.
A further look at bidding behaviour (this time in Queensland) and the extent to which this is contributing to low prices
Have generators already removed the carbon tax from their bids, in July 2014 – and is this the reason why we observed prices plunging on 1st July?
Demand plunges in Queensland during the day – dragging prices down with it.
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.
GSES recently gave a presentation at the APVI workshop in Brisbane as part of the International Battery Association conference.
The content of the presentation would be of interest to WattClarity readers, hence this guest post – which focuses on three possible future business models, that would mean very different outcomes to the incumbents that have become accustomed to “business as usual” over many years.
Following the heatwave last week, a review of the symbiotic nature of the link between the gas and electricity markets in the gas-hungry state of South Australia
As the temperature cools (but the debate heats up) here’s a quick look of how much contribution there was from demand response over the past week.
Some observations about where the market for STCs seems headed, following my presentation at All Energy earlier in October.
Some initial analysis looking into the question of whether the increased penetration of solar PV is increasing the variability of scheduled demand to the point that generators can exert more pressure on spot prices.
Today (Wednesday 24th July) we note how the Queensland lunchtime electricity demand is stuck in the blue zone – the uptake of solar PV, and a sunny day for Clean Energy Week, would be part of the reason.