The popular live energy generation widget provided as a joint initiative between RenewEconomy and Global Roam’s NEM-Watch is going national – with the addition of data from Western Australia’s own grid.
The addition of data from WA’s South West Interconnected System will give a truly national picture now that it is added to data from the National Electricity Market, which covers the eastern and southern states. Only remote grids in WA (the Pilbara and north west), Northern Territory and Queensland (Mt Isa) are not included.
The live generation widget has been a popular addition to the RenewEconomy web-site since early 2015, and has attracted some warm compliments.
Three of the most common suggestions for improvement we have received since the widget first went live revolved around the two main missing data sets:
1) In the first days of the widget, we were asked (by many) to expand the picture by providing a view of the live output of small-scale solar PV on (mainly) residential rooftops across the country.
We delivered on this need in late March 2015 with the inclusion of live solar data (sourced from the APVI’s solar map) at the same time as we released an upgrade to the broader NEM-Watch application.
2) We’ve also continued to be asked to include a view of what’s happening in Western Australia.
“We’re pleased to note that we’ve also been able to do this, with the launch of the next upgrade to the RenewEconomy widget in July 2015,” says Global Roam’s Paul McArdle.
Here’s how it looks now. Click here for more details.
3) Finally, we’ve been asked by a number of people if they can also include this widget on their own website.
This is also now possible – mouse over the widget on the RenewEconomy site to access instructions for how you can do this.
“We appreciate the opportunity to work with RenewEconomy in providing this service, and look forward to continuing to receive suggestions for how we can continue to enhance this service,” McArdle says. And RenewEconomy would like to add its appreciation to the work that Paul and his team have done.