The state-owned Hydro Tasmania have agreed to give industrial energy users compensation for reducing production during Tasmania’s ongoing energy crisis. The Australian newspaper has published some updated numbers on the the deals estimating that the energy users are being paid up to $30 million in compensation, following on from Paul McArdle’s thoughts on the matter posted to WattClarity in March.
Thursday, February 23 2017
Frequent readers of our sister site, WattClarity, will have kept pace with the unfolding dramas stemming from a tight supply/demand balance in February 2017 – and in particular: Wednesday 8th February = load shedding at the end of the day…
Friday, July 22 2016
As I noted a few weeks ago on WattClarity®, I watched with puzzled interest as a new pricing pattern emerged across all regions of the NEM through Q2 2016. Since that post, prices have maintained their bounce – as a…
Thursday, October 29 2015
What role might Demand Response play in a (possible) future grid featuring high levels of intermittency?
Earlier this week Paul McArdle posted an article to WattClarity after speaking at All-Energy in early October. His presentation (with narration included) from the conference is available here:
Thursday, August 20 2015
On Monday, engineering consultant Mervyn Davies posted this article on WattClarity outlining the pitfalls of several different potential demand management schemes. In his article he contrasts and compares Time of Use Demand Tarriffs, Time of Use Energy Tariffs and Controlled…