The Weekly Dispatch – Gas Pains and Wind Gains

In this edition of the Weekly Dispatch:

  1. Ocean surface temperatures hit new records and the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest model run suggests El Niño is increasingly likely later this year.
  2. Lynne Kiesling writes how a misdiagnosis of the 2021 ERCOT energy crisis is leading to the costly procurement of gas generation capacity, which will be borne by Texan consumers and/or taxpayers.
  3. Still in the US, California generated enough clean energy to meet more than 100% of midday demand last weekend. Gas generation remained online to provide system security services.
  4. Construction begins on the first stage of the 1300 MW Golden Plains wind farm
  5. The Commonwealth Government has released its final consultation for the mandatory code of conduct for the east coast gas market which extends the $12/GJ price cap (with exemptions) to at least 2025.
  6. Podcasts of the week: Energy Insiders hosts Rod Sims on Australia’s low cost green energy opportunity and Montel Weekly on the gas outlook in Europe for next winter.
  7. Endgame is recruiting for interns. Contact us at
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