Prices above $5000/MWh - 30 January 2020 (SA and Vic)

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$5000 report
Event date: 
30 January 2020
Release date: 
27 March 2020

Overview

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.