Author Archives: Paul McArdle

Energy Users as the “victim” in the train wreck that’s unfolding before our eyes

A few thoughts about how energy users (including each of us) are the main victims in the unfolding train wreck that’s become of this energy transition off the rails.

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[In the NEM, at least] Business consumption of electricity dwarfs residential consumption of electricity

AEMO data for the National Electricity Market shows business consumption of electricity is more than twice that of residential consumption of electricity

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Wind Farm output in SA constrained, again, by AEMO’s “System Strength” constraint

A quick note about high wind speeds in South Australia this afternoon leading to AEMO constraining wind farm output down for System Strength reasons.

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Energy prices below zero in South Australia, but Raise Regulation FCAS prices through the roof

Low energy prices in South Australia combined with high prices for Raise Regulation

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ACCC chief, Rod Sims, includes 6 factors driving retail electricity prices higher

A timely reminder from Rod Sims (at the ACCC) this week that there are a number of factors driving electricity price higher – not just a single “smoking gun”

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Forecast, of sorts, for the National Electricity Market – Train Wreck upon us?

An energy crisis (like a train wreck) is upon us.

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Energy Transition

A collection of articles about this energy transition

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Summer 2017-18 in the NEM

Articles pertaining to summer 2017-18 in the NEM

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Spring 2017 in the NEM

Articles pertaining to spring 2017 (Sept, Oct, Nov) in the NEM

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Energy Literacy

Category established to link together articles aimed (at least in part) to assist in broadening understanding (both literacy and numeracy) of energy sector concepts.

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