Premiere of Grid.PublicKnowledge.com.au

I have  a new website at Grid.PublicKnowledge.com.au that presents some data from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Only the Electricity grid is covered.  The focus is on individual days but some broader views are available.

Please comment here on site issues that urgently need  fixing or on enhancements that you can’t possibly live without.

There is a good French site that is more advanced but with a similar approach.

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6 thoughts on “Premiere of Grid.PublicKnowledge.com.au

  1. I’ll post comments as I notive things.

    1. “Total 536,607MWHr”. Units should be MWh not Hr (which are the SI symbols for Henry radians)

    2. “Demand Energy” I think should be “Consumption” Look at the AEMO terms and also the French link I gave you.

    3. It’s very important to get all terms and units absolutely correct. If you don’t anyone in the industry will take one look and dismiss the site.

    4. Make the horizontal axis 1-24 h with 4 h increment, not 1-25 h with 5 h increments

    5. Can you make the chart active so you can scroll across and the pie chart changes to reflect to proportions at the time, like the French site?

    6. Can you include AEMO’s calculation of CO2 emissions?

    7. Can you show pumped hydro, pumping?

    8. Can you make the time/date scale on the chart easily expandable using mouse out to weeks, months, years, 10 years? Like this scaleable chart: http://climatechange.carboncapturereport.org/cgi-bin/topic?#activitytimeline

    9. Can you make the charts active so you can click drill down?

    10 Can you have a menu that allows you to drill click on states and select and deselect some. Likewise for combinations of fuel type, generator, owner, etc?

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    1. 1. “Total 536,607MWHr”. Units should be MWh not Hr (which are the SI symbols for Henry radians) DONE

      2. “Demand Energy” I think should be “Consumption” Look at the AEMO terms and also the French link I gave you. THINKING I used Energy to distinguish from Power. Demand was the column heading in the NEM file. Agree that Demand Energy might not be the best.

      3. It’s very important to get all terms and units absolutely correct. If you don’t anyone in the industry will take one look and dismiss the site. AGREE in principle.

      4. Make the horizontal axis 1-24 h with 4 h increment, not 1-25 h with 5 h increments AGREE probably with 2h increments DONE with 2hr

      5. Can you make the chart active so you can scroll across and the pie chart changes to reflect to proportions at the time, like the French site? NO Using MatPlotLib and suspect that no interactive use possible. Might be some 3rd party extensions but I haven’t looked.

      6. Can you include AEMO’s calculation of CO2 emissions? PROBABLY if you can find the datasets.

      7. Can you show pumped hydro, pumping? YES will get it going soon.

      8. Can you make the time/date scale on the chart easily expandable using mouse out to weeks, months, years, 10 years? Like this scaleable chart: http://climatechange.carboncapturereport.org/cgi-bin/topic?#activitytimeline NO see 5

      9. Can you make the charts active so you can click drill down? ONLY via the legend on some charts. The current links do not always go to the most appropriate page.

      10 Can you have a menu that allows you to drill click on states and select and deselect some. Likewise for combinations of fuel type, generator, owner, etc? YES some capability now. will do a posting on how to do that.

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  2. Peter,

    I couldn’t find a link on the web site to get to this blog. Would be handy if on top somewhere

    Can you make the ‘demand’ line on the charts bold and black?

    Can you include imports and exports as separate lines on the state charts of generation by fuel?

    Can you allow user to select just wind and then select and deselect each wind farm, show its individual output and the total output and total capacity factor?

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    1. I couldn’t find a link on the web site to get to this blog. Would be handy if on top somewhere >>> It is in the first para of home page. Perhaps not obvious enough.

      Can you make the ‘demand’ line on the charts bold and black? YES Bold but black or white depending on the chosen style. You can change to light text on a black background using the white/block box icon towards the top right.

      Can you include imports and exports as separate lines on the state charts of generation by fuel? YES – and pumped. French site had good ideas.

      Can you allow user to select just wind and then select and deselect each wind farm, show its individual output and the total output and total capacity factor? YES to being able to browse down to individual generators NO to interactivity within charrt

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      1. Peter,

        YES to being able to browse down to individual generators NO to interactivity within charrt

        I meant individual wind farms not individual wind turbines. I was wondering if you could have select deselect boxes below the chart like the landscape gardens wind farm performance’ site has. so you can select and deselect whole states and or select and deselect individual wind farms. And the rated capacity of each wind farm is shown beside its name.

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  3. Peter,

    I’m not finding it easy to find my way around the site. It could do with a menu bar with all the standard obvious links to, for example home page, this blog page, ‘About’ and all the usual stuff.

    It would also be great to be able to hover over the charts and see the relevant numbers. Log scales are too difficult for trying to read off the numbers.

    Could you consider a chart showing ramp rates for demand, wind and the difference between these so we can see if wind power is increasing or reducing the ramp rates that the back up generators have to respond to. This is a very important question that is often asked. if you can make these charts, can you also make them so user can click in a check box below the charts to select and deselect states and/or deselect wind farms and/or types of generators. This is so we can more easily see which generators are doing the ramping to respond to the wind indeterminacy.

    It’s much easier to select and deselect check boxes in a menu below the chart than to go to pull down menus. The Wind Farm Performance web site had this done well but was missing other needed information. It’s also good to have the windfarm / power station capacity (MW) beside each wind/farm power station in the menu and a line on the chart showing hw much capacity in total is included in the selected menu items. Look at the WindFarm Performance site to see what I am suggesting.

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