The forecast heatwave arrives in Victoria and drives demand towards what looks like being the highest (so far) this summer, and causing prices to pop.
high regional demand
A look at demand forecasts in ST PASA, with the heatwave promising to return next week.
High temperatures and humidity on Monday 6th January deliver more price volatility, and high demand in Queensland.
On a very hot Saturday a new record set for electricity demand on a Saturday in Queensland.
High demand experienced in Queensland on Friday 3rd January could be a precursor to the highest demand ever experienced on a Saturday – if the AEMO’s forecasts (and the weather bureau’s warnings) are correct.
A record of a time that’s not seen very often – when electricity demand in Queensland exceeds electricity demand in NSW (temporarily).
Demand surges in Victoria and South Australia on the back of blistering heat, dragging prices out of their long-term slumber as a result.
An updated animation of 20th December 2012 focused on the Queensland region – a volatile day for that region.
Here’s another animated case study of one more interesting time that occurred through summer 2013 in Queensland – on this occasion the evening of Saturday 12th January 2013.
Tasmania shivers this morning, driving electricity demand higher
The price spiked yesterday (Monday 18th February) in South Australia and Victoria – here’s an overview of what happened.
A record of the extreme temperatures across NSW today, driving demand in NSW up towards the all-time electricity demand record set 23 months ago.
A starting list of a number of factors that combined to deliver sustained higher wholesale electricity prices in the Queensland region across the weekend of Saturday 12th January and Sunday 13th January 2013.
An extra-ordinary weekend in Queensland, where the mercury stays up and so does electricity demand and (as a result, plus with some help from other factors) so does price.
A record of a hot day that drove NEM-Wide demand to the highest level it has achieved (thus far) this summer. See this in context of historical maximum levels.
A snapshot of a day of contrast – with high demand in Queensland (temperature driven) and extraordinarily low demand in the south.
The mercury in Sydney topped the 40 degree mark today, but demand did not climb to the heights it achieved when it set the record 2 summers ago.
A preliminary look at a number of events that happened today, leading to prices spiking to the Market Price Cap in a number of regions, Demand Side Response being very active, and trading desks being very busy.
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With a severe weather warning issued for much of Australia (with Sydney and Brisbane almost being the only exceptions) and lasting several days, it’s timely to look at what AEMO is forecasting demand to be in the week ahead.
A record of a higher demand day in Queensland today