Tag Archives: Queensland

Article: Reviewing the pattern of spot prices for Q2 2018 suggests that we’re far from out of the woods, yet

Returning to the theme of analysis of Q2 prices (completed in 2017 and 2016 due to Q2 historically being an uneventful period) we see that prices have backed off from the “off the charts” level of 2017, but are still much higher in all regions than most other regions. In some cases results are second worst in 20 years.

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Article: Further thoughts on the emergence of the “Solar Correlation Penalty”

Some further thoughts on what we’ve termed a “Solar Correlation Penalty” which point-view of some specific dispatch intervals seems to suggest is occurring

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Article: Electricity demand stopped declining after 2014 (on a NEM-wide, Annual Average basis)

A comment made by TransGrid at the Energy Networks 2018 conference today jolted me to update my (somewhat) outdated paradigm of declining demand.

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Article: The “Solar Correlation Penalty” has already arrived in the NEM

Already we are seeing the highly correlated output of solar PV deliver interesting challenges for the NEM – both to the project proponents themselves, and also to the “everything else” that supplies what’s left of the underlying demand from electricity from any source.

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Article: Third peak Scheduled Demand in Queensland in 3 days - 9,924 MW at 16:50 Wednesday 14th February

A new peak Scheduled Demand and Operational Demand in Queensland today with Scheduled Demand still over 9,100 MW after 8 PM.

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Article: Queensland region sees a new record peak Scheduled Demand – at 18:50 on Monday 12th February

Queensland experienced a new record for Scheduled Demand for electricity today – but what’s particular staggering is how late in the day it happened!

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Article: High electricity demand forecast for Queensland – on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week

Looks like being an interesting day on Wednesday next week (14th February 2018) with high temperatures currently forecast for parts of both QLD and NSW

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Article: Queensland’s Scheduled Demand for electricity topped 9,000MW today (Wed 31st Jan) for the first time in summer 2017-18

Electricity demand in Queensland today reached 9072MW in the 16:40 dispatch interval, passing 9,000MW for the first time this summer.

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Article: Hot in Queensland today (Saturday 13th January 2018 with high demand, and volatility) but hotter still tomorrow

A quick review of a hot and sticky day in Queensland that saw high levels of demand reached on a Saturday – with demand peaks tomorrow forecast to be just as high (on a Sunday!). Today saw the first major price spikes in the Queensland region of summer.

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Article: Big ramp in QLD demand Thursday evening to be first time above 8000MW this summer

Queensland demand ramped up, after the sun had gone down Thursday evening, to pass 8000MW for the first time this summer

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