To say the transition is well and truly underway in the Australian NEM is not exactly news. In the last year alone, renewables have delivered record shares in generation mix across the NEM. Whilst solar is the technology often in the news given its impact on both operational demand, mid-day prices and grid supply, wind however, has been significantly influencing market trends through the day.
In this ‘Chart of the week’, via a time-of-day analysis, we take a close look at wind in Victoria and the unique impact it has been having on generation mix in the state. We discuss what makes wind such an exceptional renewable source in Victoria and the broader impacts this could have on the market.