A quick record of Sun 12th Nov 2023, with ‘minimum demand’ dropping further in Victoria
A quick record of a new ‘lowest ever’ point for Market Demand in NSW on Sunday 8th October 2023
Echoing a question we’ve been asked – about the extent to which rooftop PV has been curtailed as a result of these minimum demand points.
Looking back at yesterday (Sun 1st Oct 2023) it appears to also have seen a lowest point for NEM-wide demand by both measures … lower than the low point set ~2 weeks prior.
A quick snapshot of one dispatch interval (of a number) seeing negative ‘Market Demand’ in South Australia on Saturday 23rd September 2023.
Hot on the heels of a new low point for Operational Demand in South Australia on the weekend, this evening AEMO warns of an ‘elevated risk of contingent disconnection of Distributed PV’ tomorrow (Wed 19th Oct 2022).
A short note on Sunday 14th August 2022 with electricity demand in QLD hitting new low points.
Sunday afternoon saw demand in NSW hit new historic lows for the second weekend in a row.
A different type of market notice today (speaking of potential curtailment of embedded generation in South Australia) points to the future … accelerated by Heywood repairs in this instance.
David Leitch of ITK Services examines how electricity is losing its share of energy consumption in Australia, while also looking at the main drivers behind lower electricity demand this Summer compared to the previous year.
For several reasons I’ve updated my view of how daily aggregate Underlying Electricity Consumption has been trending across the NEM in this ‘Year of COVID’.
Some quick reflections on a day that saw spot prices in QLD down below $0/MWh for most of the period seeing strong daylight hours, hence strong injections from rooftop PV systems.
… because the evidence currently suggests that this is just not the case (in this article I explore and explain further)
This started as a consideration of how applicable ‘change of electricity demand’ is as a general metric for communicating the impact of coronavirus (and measures taken to address it). However it is morphed into some considerations much broader than the energy sector…
Like everyone else, we’re grappling with how COVID-19 will impact on us personally – and also in terms of what we do at work. Here’s a few initial thoughts about the types of impacts (and risks to manage) in relation to the National Electricity Market.
A quick look at what would have been a new “lowest ever” point for SA Scheduled Demand today at 12;30 … if the AEMO forecast had held to be valid.
An email alert from NEMwatch (noting Scheduled Demand under 500MW in South Australia today) distracts us, and prompts us to dig a little deeper at the longer-term trend.
A few thoughts about the dispatch price being at, or below, $0/MWh for a dispatch interval on Sunday afternoon – implications for the future…
Based on a tip from a savvy WattClarity reader, we have a quick look at what turned out to be the lowest-ever (normal) instance of Scheduled Demand on a dispatch target basis in the South Australian region of the NEM.
A comment made by TransGrid at the Energy Networks 2018 conference today jolted me to update my (somewhat) outdated paradigm of declining demand.