Record Saturday demand reached in Queensland

Following yesterday’s article it’s worth noting that a new record for electricity demand in Queensland on a Saturday was indeed reached today – with the demand climbing past 8,300MW to land less than 600MW short of the all-time record for working weekdays.

The 17:00 dispatch interval is recorded here in this NEM-Watch snapshot, showing scheduled demand (measured on a Dispatch Target basis) at 8,364MW, the highest for the day.

Snapshot showing a new record for electricity demand on a Saturday in Queensland

As shown in the snapshot, the price has spiked up towards the Market Price Cap on several occasions.  Similar to last weekend, we see the Queensland demand has climbed past that in the larger NSW region.

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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.

1 Comment on "Record Saturday demand reached in Queensland"

  1. PS – the news reports this morning indicating that the Boyne Island aluminium smelter will be running at less than full load this quarter, due to high Q1 power prices, makes this new record Saturday demand even more remarkable.

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