FCAS prices above $5000/MW - 13 and 14 October 2017 (SA)

$5000 report
Event date: 
13 October 2017
Release date: 
12 January 2018


The AER is required to publish a report whenever the spot price for electricity exceeds $5000/MWh. It also has an obligation to publish a report when the ancillary service price exceeds $5000/MW for a sustained period. These reports identify and describe the factors contributing to the high prices, including rebidding, network issues or changes to demand and generator availability.