Tag Archives: South Australia

Article: AEMO announces intention to (possibly) intervene in Victoria for Friday 19th January (by invoking Reserve Trader)

AEMO announces the possibility of dispatching “Reserve Trader” tomorrow to address a forecast tight supply/demand balance.

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Article: Tight supply/demand balance forecast for SA, VIC and TAS on Thursday and Friday

With high temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday, here’s a quick look at what might be in store…

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Article: Friday 12th January saw high instantaneous wind output in South Australia (but not quite a new record)

Prompted by a tweet referencing our RenewEconomy-sponsored NEMwatch Widget, we have a quick look at all-time peak instantaneous aggregate wind output in South Australia

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Article: It’ll be hot in parts of the NEM tomorrow (Saturday 6th Jan) but don’t expect demand to be too high – and don’t be trigger happy on the Emergency Demand Response!

Weather forecasts tell of an expected hot weekend on Saturday (in Melbourne & Adelaide) and then Sunday (in Sydney) – which has led to some news articles talking about “searing heat across the southeast putting energy supplies under pressure”. Let’s not get carried away – it looks like the levels of demand will be pretty moderate.

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Article: Still a long way to go before wind forecasting models are as good as they will need to be as installed capacity grows….

Today (Wednesday 27th December) sees some wild gyrations in aggregate wind farm output across South Australia. The (current) impossibility in forecasting these gyrations accurately is one of the factors contributing to higher prices seen today in South Australia and Victoria.

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Article: Coincident warm demand forecast for VIC and NSW tomorrow late afternoon (Monday 18th December)

AEMO forecasts NEM-wide demand to exceed 32,000MW tomorrow (Monday 18th December), which is far higher than seen in December 2016, and one reason for the LOR1 low reserve notices.

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Article: AEMO updates generator combinations for SA system strength

AEMO has adjusted the formula (i.e. constraint equations) used to manage system strength in South Australia, which has been (since mid-2017) by constraining down the output of wind farms under certain conditions.

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Article: Hornsdale Power Reserve (a.k.a. "the worlds biggest battery") supplied SA for over an hour yesterday, peaking at 71 MW discharge

It’s 1st December 2017 – the first day of summer, and also the promised delivery date for the “world’s largest battery”. In this updated post we look at how it’s been operating.

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Article: Hornsdale Power Reserve (a.k.a. “the world’s biggest battery”) begins to charge, and also discharges for the first time on Saturday

It’s Saturday 25th November 2017 and what is currently known as “the worlds biggest battery” has kicked into gear – charging for a couple hours this morning.

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Article: The two, SA Government-owned, “Emergency Generators” produce first power whilst commissioning

The two emergency generators provide first power to the South Australian grid.

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