Apr-22 Energy Market Report
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Apr-22 Energy Market Report

The Australian east coast energy market has reached an important juncture as the market grapples with the renewable transition and absorbs the global impact of rising energy prices. Origin Energy's CEO Frank Calibri prediction that, “It's going to get messy”, has arrived.
23 min read
April market prices surge
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April market prices surge

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
The planets have aligned leading to unprecedented market prices in all mainland States, that will add to growing cost of living pressures. Despite election promises of lower power prices, the immediate future is moving in the opposite direction.
3 min read
Mar-22 Energy Market Report
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Mar-22 Energy Market Report

The month of March has been another significant month as Australia has not been immune from the global upward energy price pressures, by experiencing an unparalleled surge in energy costs for the forthcoming Australian winter, which has flowed through to forward prices for the next few years.
23 min read
Snowy Hydro crushes summer spot prices
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Snowy Hydro crushes summer spot prices

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
Summers are often a very strategic quarter, and this summer is no exception. Our reading of the tea leaves suggest that Snowy Hydro is successfully keeping NSW spot prices contained, to leverage their position.
3 min read
Feb-22 Energy Market News
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Feb-22 Energy Market News

EnergyByte
EnergyByte
February news was dominated by AGL and Origin Energy, although Andrew Forrest continues to push hydrogen opportunities. Power plant closures are brought forward while Brookfield with Cannon-Brookes make a move on AGL.
11 min read
Jan-22 Energy Market Report
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Jan-22 Energy Market Report

January 2022 delivered higher electricity and environmental certificate price outcomes in the NEM, while gas remained immune from the upward global LNG price pressure. An usual high level of baseload outages occurred in NSW, and wetter conditions filled the hydro power water storages.
10 min read
Origin Energy sticks to strategy
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Origin Energy sticks to strategy

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
Origin Energy announced early last year they planned to run Eraring less often. Despite a unit outage since August, Origin is sticking with the strategy. In the meantime NSW spot prices have been strong, and forward prices have been escalating.
4 min read
Merry Christmas for Summer
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Merry Christmas for Summer

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
As the year approaches an end, we thank all visitors and subscribers to energybyte. We also wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Finally, we recap on market prices over summer, which appear very hot, perhaps too hot and unlikely to be reached.
4 min read
Basslink goes into voluntary administration
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Basslink goes into voluntary administration

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
Basslink which connects the mainland and Tasmania was placed into voluntary administration. This article recaptures the history, reviews the financial performance of Basslink against HydroTas Board's expectations, and then finally discusses potential buyers.
12 min read
Biggest price shock in history
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Biggest price shock in history

The Price Shock experienced by the wholesale electricity market over the May to July period in QLD and NSW has been the biggest shock to the spot market in history, and the forward price movements are rivalling the record setting year of 2007.
3 min read
Victorian network charges revamped
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Victorian network charges revamped

Victorian network charges have undergone significant change and the new 5-year regulatory period has led to changes to network tariffs occurring on 1 July instead of 1 January each year, thereby aligning with the other States.
4 min read
Enviro Costs Surge
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Enviro Costs Surge

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
Declining power prices have been met by rising environmental certificate prices, dampening expectations of lower power costs. The forward power…
1 min read
1/5 - Wind Energy
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1/5 - Wind Energy

EnergyByte
EnergyByte
What is it ? Let's imagine we have six imaginary wind turbines installed (1.5MW, rotors of 77 meters diameter) on…
3 min read
The future of energy
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The future of energy

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
Our very own Carl Daley presenting at Futureproofing Procurement Conference The Australian energy market is facing huge challenges in the…
1 min read
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