Tag Archives: generator bid

Article: Beginner’s Guide to how dispatch works in the NEM, and hence how prices are set

Walking through 5 (much simplified) “Dispatch Intervals” to illustrate some starting principles of marginal price based dispatch arrangements, such as used in the National Electricity Market

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Article: Examining why Pelican Point didn’t bid full capacity into the NEM on Wednesday 8 February

Some thoughts by our guest author, about possible reasons why Engie did not bid full output of Pelican Point power station into AEMO on Wednesday 8th February (i.e. the time at which load shedding eventuated).

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Article: Quick quiz – how many do you get right, about what happened in the Queensland Region over summer 2013?

Five thought-provoking questions about what really happened in Queensland over summer 2013 – and the supplementary question about what it all means for the future.

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Article: Revisiting 2nd January 2013 in Queensland – to illustrate the interaction of rebidding and constraints

Beginning prior to 7am and progressing through the morning of Wednesday 2nd January 2013, there was significant volatility in the Queensland region of the National Electricity Market – including four spikes at or above $1,000/MWh.

Here’s a walk-through of how it unfolded, with some pointers to some of the contributing factors.

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