NEM-wide demand roared to life today, for the first time this summer, with hot weather pretty much everywhere.
high regional demand
Volatility in Queensland on a sizzling Saturday drives the Cumulative Price more than half-way to the Cumulative Price Threshold (where price caps would be imposed).
Queensland Scheduled Demand on Friday 13th January peaked even higher than on Thursday 12th January, and only 70MW below the all-time record
Hot weather drives Queensland demand higher than 9,000MW for the first time this summer – even with many people still out on holidays…
Demand rose in NSW today off the back of some hot weather
Hot weather pushes electricity demand in NSW higher than the high met set last week – a new “highest point in summer, thus far”
We are only in the second week of summer 2015-16, and demand in Queensland has already begun to heat up, hitting 8507MW at 3:05pm this afternoon after another hot and humid day across the sunshine state.
One of our guest authors returns to provide some insights on what weather predictions might mean for extreme temperatures and hence peak demands in the mainland regions.
Our guest author, Panos Priftakis, has prepared this analysis of some factors contributing to peak electricity demand – and contributes some insights for summer 2015-16. This might be particularly useful for those contemplating an entry in the WattClarity competition (which closes Friday 27th).
A walk-through a high-demand day in Queensland (especially remarkable because of the effect of solar PV output).
With high temperatures forecast for South-East Queensland later this week, we take a look at what’s forecast in terms of demand.
Some tips about how you can use NEM-Watch v9 to narrow down your entry to Competition #2 this summer (peak QLD Regional Scheduled Dispatch Demand Target for extended summer period)
Hot and sticky weather in QLD drives demand higher and provides an opportunity for spot price volatility
Walking through today in South Australia, following yesterday’s warnings.
A quick look at how Victoria and South Australia fared on Tuesday 28th, given the predictions of a return to hot weather at a time when schools and businesses are back to work.
As Queensland heats up, the Queensland electricity demand increases towards the Red Zone
A warning of a third round of high temperatures triggers a look at the demand forecast for next week in Victoria and South Australia
For the third day in a row, high temperatures drive demand higher – inching closer to a new all-time record for Victoria.
Recapping where the peak demand actually landed today, with the heatwave across southern Australia.
An early review of what’s been happening today (Wednesday 15th January) with the heatwave in Victoria and South Australia