Some quick notes today, to document high-level data (to be explored later) relating to some significantly depressed solar harvest data today due to the widespread cloud/wind event.Read More
Winter 2020 in the NEM
A short review, as it happens, on a day where renewable production reached 10,000MW in aggregate across the NEM.
Marcelle uses the latest release of ez2view (v220.127.116.115) to further investigate the impact of low dispatch prices in QLD on Saturday July 4 2020.
Saturday 4th July 2020 sees QLD spot prices crunched over long periods of the day, with solar booming
Some quick reflections on a day that saw spot prices in QLD down below $0/MWh for most of the period seeing strong daylight hours, hence strong injections from rooftop PV systems.
During another week that showed signs of the challenges facing all generators (new and old) in relation to spot prices for energy, invitations were delivered for discussions that will happen on 15th July.
A brief look at what’s been happening at Bald Hills Wind Farm – over the 18 months since January 2019, but most particularly in the past couple weeks where output has dropped down near zero.
Yesterday evening (Tue 9th June 2020) saw an example of ‘dunkelflaute’ across the NEM. It’s a phenomenon we will see increasingly as the transition progresses, so it’s something we should be seeking to understand, and address, with real world solutions and not rose coloured glasses.
The University of Queensland’s project team that was involved with the installation and operations of their 1.1MW Tesla battery presented a webinar and exhaustive Q&A on the first results of the project.
A quick look at the two units tripping at 13:33 on Sunday 7th June 2020, and some earlier operational problems the day before (perhaps unrelated).