The Weekly Dispatch: WEM alarm

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: AEMO has released the WEM ESOO indicating a need for investment in capacity to meet the WEM reliability standard. The WA government has announced a 6 month delay to the Muja 6 coal…

The Weekly Dispatch: Charged Up

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: AEMO has released the 2023 Transmission Expansion Options Report for the 2024 ISP showing a significant increase in transmission cost estimates since the 2022 ISP. ARENA has published a report outlining the opportunities…

The Weekly Dispatch: Joules of Wisdom

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: DCCEEW has released a consultation paper on the Capacity Investment Scheme. The AEMC is proposing an alternative to the operating reserve mechanism by requiring extra information on storage state of charge and introducing…

The Weekly Dispatch: Carbon chronicles

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: There have been a number of developments regarding emissions in the NEO that are well summarised in this AEMC consultation note: The Emissions Reduction Objectives Bill will introduce an emissions objective into the…

The Weekly Dispatch: What price emissions?

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: Energy Ministers have submitted a suite of rule changes to harmonise the national energy rules with the emissions reduction component to be included in the energy objectives. AEMO has released its priority action…

The Weekly Dispatch: Exit delays and REZ pathways

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: The Commonwealth Government has declared a new offshore wind zone 20km off the Hunter coast. The zone will host up to 5 GW of capacity. Greater sea depths mean that floating turbines will…

The Weekly Dispatch: Origin Story

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: The Energy and Climate Change Ministerial Council meeting communique noted the recently released National Hydrogen Strategy consultation and support for the Guarantee of Origin scheme (funded in the 2023-24 Budget). Ministers also agreed…

The Weekly Dispatch: What lies in store?

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch: Commonwealth funding announced to expand NSW’s firming tender for new dispatchable renewable capacity by up to 550 MW, with the aim to eliminate AEMO’s forecast supply shortfall in FY 2029. The Energy Institute…

It’s more than just a bid stack

Note: This article was first featured on WattClarity.  As the NEM transitions to a generation mix increasingly made up of wind and solar it is becoming increasingly important to understand the impact of constraints on dispatch. The NEM dispatch engine…