Not even 41 degrees in Sydney today can drive demand close to a new record

As the hot weather from last week in the south sweeps further north through the country, the email alerts we have triggered from NEM-Watch told us the temperature in Sydney had passed the 40 degree mark today (Tuesday 8th January), as shown here in this market snapshot from 12:25 (NEM time):

Huge temperatures in NSW, but demand is still a long way from a record

As can be seen, the demand is still a long way from the peaks experienced in that hot week in summer 2010-11.

At the end of the end of the day, we see that demand had increased somewhat (peaking at 13,051MW at 15:40 today), but remained a long way below the all-time record, despite the sweltering temperatures:

Demand increased somewhat at the end of the day, but demand still in the orange zone



As a PS to the above post, made earlier today, it is noteworthy to include the following snapshot highlighting the current bizarre weather pattern (at 21:45 NEM time).


Yes, that is a 20 degree evening temperature difference between Sydney and Melbourne (which had been sweltering only days before).

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Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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