AGL released its investor presentation yesterday – several people flagged the availability stats within the presentation (they knew we were looking at aspects of reliability for our Generator Report Card 2018). Hence I take a brief detour and have a quick look.Read More
Long-Term Market trends and forecasts
Guest author, Tristan Edis, takes a look at the changing pattern of generation by fuel type in 2018
A comment made by TransGrid at the Energy Networks 2018 conference today jolted me to update my (somewhat) outdated paradigm of declining demand.
A selected (and evolving) chronology of the QLD Government’s involvement in the QLD Generation sector
Here’s a chronological record of key aspects of government involvement in the generation sector within Queensland.
It’s very misleading to claim “Since the introduction of the National Electricity Market in 1996 the wholesale price of energy has risen dramatically”
The wholesale cost of electricity has risen (too fast, too high) in recent years. However let’s not let ourselves be conned into believing that this has arisen, now, because of the creation of the NEM back in 1998.
When markets operate normally, a sharp rise in the price of any commodity triggers a boom in exploration, development and new supply. But this is not seeming to happen in response to high domestic gas prices. In this article, guest author (Graeme Bethune) examines why.
A quick look at first output of Barcaldine Solar Farm – as a segue into consideration of what we see as an “audacious” 50% by 2030 ambition.
The three main flaws that put boundaries on the usefulness of all forecasting/modelling
After an AEMO notice of Low Reserve Condition this summer and next in the south, I had a quick look…
Cast your mind back 15 years to 2016. You probably don’t remember this, but 15 years ago people still debated whether the growth of distributed energy would fundamentally transform the Australian electricity system.
Some considerations, posted by guest author Andrew George, about the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target Scheme
Some further analysis of different aspects of wind farm output in South Australia
Yesterday evening the revised RET legislation passed the upper house. Today guest author (Miles Prosser) provides recollections of the twists and turns in the policy landscape of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target over the course of the past 10 years.
Nigel Morris talks through his recent presentation at the EUAA forum in Brisbane about the ups and downs of Australia’s “solarcoaster” ride
Following from several earlier articles, Core Energy provides their view of the future of gas use in power generation
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.
A few quick pointers (on New Year’s Eve) about where peak demand might land this summer in Tasmania – so you have a chance at winning Competition #6
A quick look at how aggregate wind farm output has trended, over the history of the NEM
A quick look at what a four-legged horse race does to electricity demand
To augment today’s article in the Australian Financial Review, here’s an illustration of the growing oversupply.