NEMwatch Supply & Demand widget used by journalist to explain the fuel mix

The first week of winter 2018 (Monday 4th June to Friday 8th June) saw a tight supply/demand balance in the NSW region of the NEM – with prices spiking near the Market Price Cap on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and various forms of demand response triggered as a result.

Journalist at the Newcastle Herald wrote an article “Tomago Aluminium says NSW power grid in crisis” on Saturday 9th June.  In this article, we noted the use of a snapshot of our NEMwatch Widget to illustrate the nature of the fuel mix currently supporting each region of the Australian east-coast National Electricity Market, and the SWIS in Western Australia:

For those who seek to learn more about what happened during that week, we posted this preliminary analysis on WattClarity on Monday 10th June.