Insights from Quadrant

Renewables’ invoice

UPDATE: Quadrant‘s Melbourne office has gone dark, along with at least 100,000 other premises. This update is being written on battery power.

Watch out, Caracas, you’ve got competition. Here we come!


On Thursday at around 5.30pm, with the mercury high and air conditioners pumping, this was the wholesale price of electricity in South Australia:In Victoria, even worse:

You would think a decent government might want to do something about it.

The constantly updated Australian Energy Market Operator “dispatch overview” page is worth bookmarking by those interested in monitoring how a First World nation’s embrace of subsidised renewables is producing a Third World grid and, to the delight of a very few, otherworldly prices.

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