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Article: No Guarantee of Success

Our guest author, Allan O’Neil, poses a number of questions about the recently proposed “National Energy Guarantee” (NEG)

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Article: Possibilities of Peak Demand (VIC and SA) during summer 2017-18

Our guest author, Rob Davis, looks at what might emerge for summer 2017-18 given the La Nina outlook, and prior distributions of Cooling Degree Days for Victoria and South Australia

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Article: September Update: More Regulation on the Retail Side

Following from my August update, here’s two developments we have seen in relation to retail & networks regulation.

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Article: Decoding AEMO’s latest ESOO–will the lights stay on this summer?

Some initial analysis by our guest author, Allan O’Neil, about what AEMO’s Statement of Opportunities 2017 is saying in terms of this coming summer 2017-18

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Article: What does “Unserved Energy” actually mean – a brief explainer

A brief explainer of what “Unserved Energy” (or USE) actually means, in the context of the AEMO “Electricity Statement of Opportunities 2017” (ESOO) released this week.

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Article: August Update: Regulatory Responses to Pricing Concern

Some thoughts from guest author, Connor James, about “what’s next” in response to energy user concerns about high and escalating prices.

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Article: Cloud patterns on Friday 19th May 2017 – leading to a day of low Solar PV output, NEM-wide

Following Wednesday’s article by Paul McArdle on WattClarity, we’ve reviewed the (very cloudy) weather patterns for Friday 19th May 2017, and the accuracy of Solcast’s predictions of a day of low solar PV output

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Article: Cost Confusion

Our guest author, Allan O’Neil, posts an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of an increasingly popular metric – the LCOE (or Levellised Cost of Energy)

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Article: Energy Supply Disruption – Understand the Customer Drivers

The energy supply industry is now a case study of major disruption and this is causing chaos. We are now witnessing the simultaneous high prices in electricity and gas – importantly at the commodity level – not network driven this time – although that just changed with the AER loss – more petrol on the fire.

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Article: More about wind output and AEMO’s intervention in South Australia 25-26 April

A closer look at AEMO’s actions during a period of high windfarm output in SA last week

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