Author Archives: Paul McArdle

Another industrial energy user enters Liquidation (in South Australia this time)

Coming back from a week out of the office, I was disconcerted to see that yet another industrial energy user has closed its doors.

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Package of “reduce electricity prices in QLD” measures seen to reduce hedge contract prices

A quick look at how the wholesale contracts market reacted to the announced bundle of measures by the Queensland Government, aimed at reducing the cost of electricity to energy users.

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Winter 2017 in the NEM

A collection of articles posted about Winter 2017 in the NEM

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2 x Loy Yang A units offline this afternoon

Two units temporarily offline at Loy Yang A on Monday 8th May (not without coincidence/conspiracy theories)

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Warnings of load shedding in Victoria and South Australia on Thursday 11th May, and larger on Monday 15th May

Autumn 2017 continues the very rocky experience that’s become “new normal” for the National Electricity Market – with warnings of load shedding for Victoria and South Australia this week and next

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More trouble brewing at Loy Yang A power station – with strike action called

A quick look at the market, following announcement of industrial action next week at Loy Yang A power station

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Aggregate rate of wind production across South Australia breaks the all-time record

New record rate of wind power production in South Australia reached towards midnight at the end of Tuesday 25th April

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Aggregate Wind Farm output across South Australia topped 1,400MW for the first time – on 9th April, with more to come

Total wind output (aggregated across all wind farms in South Australia) established a new record on Sunday 9th April.

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High Regulation FCAS Prices on Tuesday 18th April in South Australia

Quick review of a spike in FCAS Prices in South Australia on Tuesday 18th April 2017 – leading to Administered Pricing for Raise Regulation Services.

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Ararat Wind Farm at full capacity

Brief note about completion of construction at Ararat Wind Farm

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