Tag Archives: South Australia

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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Article: Some perspectives on events last Thursday and Friday

Some observations about the events across Victoria and South Australia of Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January 2018.

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Article: AEMO dispatches Reserve Trader into a boiling Victorian region on Friday 19th January 2018

Reserve Trader dispatched

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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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