Sydney swelters on Thursday, but demand remains in the doldrums

Worth a brief note that NEM-Watch triggered a “Sydney temperature above 34 degrees” alarm today, and sent us the attached snapshot early this afternoon:

High temperatures in Sydney on 10th October 2013 did nothing to drive electricity demand higher

We note that, despite the high temperatures, demand remained firmly fixed in the green zone*

*  Each region is colour-coded (independently) on a sliding scale between dark blue (being minimum demand  experienced in that region in the past few years) and bright red (being all-time maximum demand).

As can be seen in the snapshot above, demand on the east was all in the green zone whilst South Australian demand was even lower – all contributing to demand (23,484MW NEM-Wide) that was approximately 2/3 of the all time record set many summers ago now.

Of interest to us, and a number of others, is – what will the demand rise to this summer, for reasons including who will win the BBQ this summer in our annual competition…

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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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