The Weekly Dispatch: Solar surprises

In this Weekly Dispatch: Kalgoorlie experienced widespread power outages following a freak storm. The Queensland Government has announced support for 12 community batteries. A visualisation of nodal prices across the US during the winter storm. How consumers can be incentivised…

The Weekly Dispatch: Driving change

In this Weekly Dispatch: The Commonwealth Government has not approved plans by the Victorian Government to build a terminal to support offshore wind construction due to concerns around the impact on wetlands. The Victorian Premier said that steps can be…

The Weekly Dispatch: Holiday reading

In this Weekly Dispatch: AEMO Services Tender 3 results have been announced including wind, solar PV, BESS and compressed air storage. The CSIRO has released the consultation draft of GenCost 2023-24. AEMO Services has published the 2023 Infrastructure Investment Objectives…

The Weekly Dispatch: Step change

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: AEMO has released the Draft 2024 ISP. The NSW Government has released a consult paper on the Orderly Exit Management Framework to delay coal and gas exits. The preferred contracting model for coal…

The Weekly Dispatch: Customer Hardship

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: The NSW Climate Change Bill passes parliament. The enshrines NSW emissions targets in legislation: 50% reduction by 2030; 70% by 2035 and net zero by 2050. The AER published its annual retail markets…

The Weekly Dispatch: Carbon creep

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: The Victorian government has announced support for a 600 MW/1,600 MWh battery through the SEC. The CEC published the Q3 2023 Renewable Energy Quarterly report showing that only 120 MW of VRE reached…

The Weekly Dispatch: Game Changer

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: The Commonwealth Government has announced an expansion of the Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) to 23 GW of VRE and 9 GW of zero-emission dispatchable plant by 2030. They will work with state governments…

The Weekly Dispatch: Winds of change

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: AEMO issued a direction in NSW to maintain power system security for the first time according to WattClarity. This is likely to become more frequent with increasing VRE and decommitment of thermal units…

The Weekly Dispatch: Think fast

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: Gridcog looks at the first month of the Very Fast FCAS markets. Dan Lee at WattClarity looks at wind farm capacity factors. OpenNEM has new functionality including a time-of-day view. A summary of…

The Weekly Dispatch: Below zero

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: AEMO Services Tender 4 will not include Central-West Orana REZ Access Rights as originally planned. These rights are planned to be made available “as soon as possible”. South Australia averaged 87% renewables in…