In an effort to talk around last week’s power blackout in South Australia to a wider audience, The Australian published a number of infographics on pg. 6 of their daily edition on Thursday, the 18th of October, 2016.
Included was an artistic reproduction of a snapshot taken from our NEM-Watch Widget from 4pm the previous day – as shown here:
The snapshot was used to compare the energy generation make-up for each state against their respective renewable energy targets
The Australian attributed this image to the SA Government, because they accessed the live chart on the SA Government website.
This location in the Department of State Development is the current location (as at October 2016) of the embedded copy of the NEM-Watch Fuel Type Widgets, one of the growing number of 3rd party “Host” locations that are choosing to embed this widget, which started its life at these two initial locations:
- At RenewEconomy here; and
- On the NEM-Watch portal here.
Energy, science and technology blogger Ketan Joshi published an article on Monday which posed the question ‘Is Sydney’s heat decoupling from demand spikes?’. Within the post, he uses historical data from NEM-Review to compare New South Wales’ average demand between 2000-2015 against the daily average demand so far in 2016:
“Curiously, demand isn’t much higher or lower than the past five years. Keep in mind this comparison is slightly different – averages from 2000 to 2015, rather than temperature averages from 1859 to 2015 (like-for-like also shows average 2016 temps above the 2010-2015 average, though).”
“Regardless, there’s a novel disconnect, here. Sydney’s unusually high temps aren’t driving unusually high demand.”
Our new internationally-focused LiveGenTM widget has been live for a short period of time, and can be accessed here:
We’re pleased to be able to work with the people at RenewEconomy to help make global complexity more understandable – in this case, in terms of the contributions of various generation fuel types across a growing number of locations (currently 29 locations across Australasia, Europe and North America with more coming…) .
We’ve built this to address one of the common points of feedback we received over the past 12 months or so of providing our NEM-WatchTM widget (accessed here and here and discussed here) to a growing number of people.
We noted that Ketan Joshi had described the new tool and “AMAZING” and had voiced some nice words about us being “a world leader in visualising” (complexity):
Thanks Ketan! Always nice to hear when what we do helps to clarify something about the energy sector.
We’re looking for more locations to add in – let us know if you know of some!
We are very proud to have received a growing number of compliments after the release of our new Generation by Fuel Type Widget available on the RenewEconomy homepage.
We have received positive feedback from industry professionals such as renewable energy consultants:
“…the instantaneous NEM generation graphs by fuel type on Renew Economy are….Bloody Brilliant! We can now track the demise of fossil fuels in the NEM on a half hourly basis.”
David Woodgrove, Renewable Energy Consultant/DPA Solar
21st March 2015
to other general admirers:
“Congratulations on the widget. I follow it every day”
17th July 2015
Click here to read more testimonials about the Generation by Fuel Type Widget and NEM-Watch.
Following a period of market volatility in the SA and VIC regions of the National Electricity Market, one of our clients noted to us the following:
“In recent days with volatility in SA and VIC driven by unforeseen constraints the ez2view tool has proven very useful. It’s an intuitive way to quickly get to grips with a new constraint and work out who/what is affected. I can confirm that it is the reference I use in these situations”
Matt Shanahan – Spot Trader, EnergyAustralia
14th of December 2012
It’s always nice to hear from our customers that what we strive so hard to build does deliver the benefits intended.
In particular we’re pleased to note that ez2view was particularly useful when the market stepped outside of ‘normal’ and threw up something a little different. It’s those occasions when opportunities can really arise, and we like to help our clients make the most of them.
Following a significant period of development work, we released updates to our popular Market Map™ wall charts late in 2011.
One of our happy customers let us know the following:
“I have received the Power Supply Schematic and it now take pride of place on my office wall. Please convey my congratulations to the whole team for an excellent portrayal of an extremely complex issue….”
Brian Green – Energy & Regulator Reporting Manager, Australian Paper
The electricity market is a complex place. For the people operating within the market it’s hard enough – let alone having to explain it to others. Our Market Maps™ make that task much easier, as this client has testified.
One of our government department clients has recently left us a comment after using NEM-Watch and NEM-Review for an extended period of time:
“Thank you very much for your excellent service. We, at the Department, highly value both of your products (NEM-Watch and NEM-Review), which we use on a regular basis and find them extremely useful in the provision of any NEM related data analysis”
Dr T S Prasad – Manager Analysis & Modelling, Department of Water & Energy
7th of April 2008
It’s fantastic to see that government departments are continuing to get value out of our products, particularly when generating context-sensitive insights into data.
An investment manager has recently contacted us, telling us about how highly they rate NEM-Watch:
“You have clearly got the best product in the market, by a country mile (about NEM-Watch)”
Julian Turecek – Investment Manager – Cleantech Ventures
6th of March 2008
It’s great to hear that our relentless will to keep improving and iterating our products, is being noticed by our valued clients.
A communications specialist from NEMMCO (the former NEM market operator now succeeded by the AEMO) has complimented NEM-Watch passing on her congratulations to the Global-Roam team.
“… I found the NEM-Watch tips very helpful for understanding this tool and its capability … well done on a great product”
Sandra Fitzpatrick – Communications Specialist, NEMMCO
22nd of February 2008
A business development manager from AGL Energy has praised the service of the Global-Roam staff after they were able to provide “a lightning quick response” and fix to an issue.
“Fixed – and, as usual, a lightning quick response”
Angelo Russo – Business Development Manager, AGL Energy
15th of January 2008