Monthly Archives: June 2016

Basslink Data Prior to Outage

There have been some recent reports in the media about the possibility that Basslink was operated too close to its physical limitations, so I’ve looked at the 5-minute MW flow data across Basslink on the weeks leading up to the … Continue reading

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The Return of Basslink Part 2

The previous post looked at the electricity data from Tasmania on the first full working day after the restoration of Basslink. This post looks at the electricity data for the first full working week of the newly restored Basslink.

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The Return of Basslink

The Basslink interconnector between Tasmania and the mainland was restored to service at 12 noon EST on 13th June 2016, and immediately started exporting electricity to the mainland. Is Hydro Tasmania repeating the mistakes of recent years, making money by … Continue reading

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Misuse of Basslink in 2015

Basslink has just been repaired and re-connected ( http://www.hydro.com.au/about-us/news/2016-06/basslink-return-service ), hence this short review of how Basslink was used in 2015.

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Status of the Derwent Hydro Basin in Tasmania

The previous post gave a high level summary of the current status of the Tasmanian electricity system, as it deals with the continued absence of Basslink, and with the approach of winter, the peak demand period. The Derwent hydro basin … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Electricity System Status Report #01

Date: 8th June 2016 Purpose: This post provides a status report on the electricity system of Tasmania, mainly from a systems engineering point of view. Summary Basslink is still down The Gordon and Esk hydro basins have at last begun … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Electricity Generation: May to October 2015

Previous posts have dealt with the storage levels of hydro reservoirs in Tasmania, a subject of great interest due to them being at very low levels at the same time as the non-availability of the Basslink interconnector. This post attempts … Continue reading

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