Recapping lowest points for demand today in Victoria (Part 4)

Following earlier notes about Victoria today (documented in Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3) it’s worth a quick recap…


Lowest points today in Victoria

Remembering the ‘gory details’ about how there are different measures of demand – here are the two main ones:

1)  Measuring by ‘Market Demand’ the lowest point was 1,456MW at the 13:00 dispatch interval (NEM time).

… which represents a 269MW reduction on what had been set (1,725MW at 10:45 on 12th Nov 2023) as the ‘lowest ever’ point at that date …

2)  Measured by ‘Operational Demand’ the lowest point was 1,564MW in the half-hour ending 13:00 (NEM time).



Updated Market Notice

Also, here’s Market Notice 112942 from AEMO published at 16:00 (NEM time) to follow on from earlier MN112936 noted in Part 1 :


From :              AEMO
To   :              NEMITWEB1
Creation Date :     31/12/2023     16:00:58


Notice ID               :         112942
Notice Type ID          :         GENERAL NOTICE
Notice Type Description :         Subjects not covered in specific notices
Issue Date              :         31/12/2023
External Reference      :         Cancellation of Minimum System Load 1 (MSL1) in the VIC Region on 31/12/2023


Reason :


Cancellation – MSL1 – VIC Region

Refer Market Notice 112936

The MSL1 condition for 31/12/2023  is cancelled at 1600 hrs 31/12/2023

Manager NEM Real Time Operations


I’m still very curious about why actual demand levels were significantly above forecast, as discussed in Part 3.

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