News Archive: Feb 2018

Markets factors over 2017 and into January 2018

2017 was a volatile year, reflecting in abnormally high contract pricing. SA issues with a precarious balance between supply and demand stems back to May of the previous year with the closure of Alinta Energy’s Port Augusta Northern power station, the result of which was less back-up energy available on days of peak demand and […]

Markets moving into 2018

The New Year brought with it a reduction for 2018 Base Settlement Prices across all states and a softening of 2019 Base Settlement Prices for all states except SA. This was despite an exceptionally warm month for Australia as a whole, being the third-warmest January on record. January was amongst the ten warmest on record […]

Energy wrap up for 2017

To analyse how the electricity market tracked for 2017, it is important to look back at what was happening in the last quarter of 2016. Historically quarter four is contractually the busiest time of the year, as many customer’s electricity retail agreements expire. It can also be a period of high volatility and price uncertainty […]

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