Author Archives: Paul McArdle

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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Noteworthy analysis of the state-wide blackout across South Australia on 28th September 2016

A listing of key reports and analysis into the SA blackout of 28th September 2016.

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End of an era at Hazelwood

A record of the closure of Hazelwood this week – and some initial thoughts on the implications

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[POSTED 13:40] TC Debbie dampens electricity consumption in Queensland

A quick look (posted 13:40) at electricity consumption in Northern Queensland with the onset of Tropical Cyclone Debbie

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On batteries, and “fixing South Australia’s problems”

Some quick thoughts about Tesla’s promise to “fix South Australia’s power woes”. Which specific problem is Tesla promising to fix?

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With the closure of Hazelwood looming, hedge contract prices climb skywards

Ominous signs for spot price outcomes through Q2 2016 in Victoria, as hedge contract prices climb prior to the imminent closure of Hazelwood.

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[UPDATED] AEMO Market Notice on “High Impact Outage” for tomorrow – and possible effect in South Australia

AEMO issues a Market Notice for a “High Impact Outage” – a term not used since 2012.

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