Quarter of records as NEM swelters through summer

AUSTRALIA had its hottest and driest year on record in 2019, according to the Australian Electrical Market Operator, with its quarterly noting the extreme heat, and generator and transmission line outages impacting the grid as it continues to transition to renewables.

Quarter of records as NEM swelters through summer Quarter of records as NEM swelters through summer Quarter of records as NEM swelters through summer Quarter of records as NEM swelters through summer Quarter of records as NEM swelters through summer

Gas and renewables continue upward trajectory

 
The report noted the hot and dry conditions and bushfires leading to several days of lack of reserve conditions testing the market in December and leading to price volatility in South Australia

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