spot price

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | No averages allowed: a look at recent NEM spot prices

    2020 was a tame year for the National Electricity Market (NEM), with few contingency events of note (apart from the Q1 separation of Victoria (VIC) and South Australia (SA)) and wholesale spot prices trending to their lowest in over five years. In contrast, 2021 has taken an eventful turn with...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Australian Chart of the week | “Feel the flow”: changing interconnection dynamics post Liddell

    Locational constraints, high renewable penetration zones and fossil fuel failures or retirements are changing the nature of electricity flows in the market. As a result, Interconnection in the National Electricity Market is playing an increasingly important role in balancing supply and demand. On 4 January 2020, bushfires caused transmission outages...