Tag Archives: South Australia

Article: High SA Prices on Monday 9 July–Business as Usual?

One of our guest authors, Allan O’Neil, takes a closer look at what happened in the South Australian region of the NEM on Monday 9th July 2018

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Article: Monday 9th July sees yo-yo prices in South Australia

Some brief analysis of today’s price volatility seen in the South Australian region of the NEM

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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: 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A comment made by TransGrid at the Energy Networks 2018 conference today jolted me to update my (somewhat) outdated paradigm of declining demand.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: AEMO issues LOR2 warning for South Australia for next Thursday, 31st May

Yesterday (Thu 24th May) AEMO issued a Low Reserve Condition notice (at LOR2 level) for South Australia next Thursday 31st May. We take a quick look….

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Article: An updated look at daily curtailment of aggregate wind farm output across South Australia

This morning over on Twitter, I was pulled into a discussion that had started with respect to volume of wind energy curtailed in South Australia:   The genesis of this twitter conversation was the AEMO’s “Quarterly Energy Dynamics – Q1 2018” (which seems to be getting better each quarter as a core reference document).  As […]

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Article: A timely reminder of the need for *much* more diversity in wind harvest patterns

Alerted by our NEMwatch dashboard, I delve into the data and see a scary degree of correlation between the (very low) output of wind farms in south-east South Australia, and (similarly low) output from newer wind farms in northern NSW.

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Article: Network outage, and low wind, combine to drive spot price volatility in the SA region on Thursday 26th April

An unexpected network outage in the south-east of South Australia restricts supplies from Victoria at a time of low wind supply in South Australia and results in the dispatch price spiking to $14,200/MWh from 11:30 and oscillating for the afternoon

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Article: Victorian demand rises above 9,000MW – which (in combination with other factors) leads to a volatile day in the southern regions

On a day when high temperatures drove demand in Victoria above 9,000MW (and NEM-wide demand above 30,000MW) we saw some price volatility – with prices in VIC and SA up around $14,000/MWh

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Article: If I were going to perform an objective review of what happened last Thursday 18th and Friday 19th, here’s a couple things I would look into…

A starting list of all the factors I would like to delve into, in order to perform an objective review of what happened last Thursday and Friday in Victoria and South Australia

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