4th update on this white-knuckle day.
Another update, as NSW demand shoots up towards a new all-time record
2nd quick note in advance of today’s expected new record demand in NSW (and hopefully not load shedding)
A quick look into an anticipated stinker of a day in NSW today
Here’s an update on the situation in NSW
… whilst on the topic of load shedding, here’s a warning for NSW on Friday afternoon.
Deja-vu all over again in South Australia this evening, with load shedding invoked due to climbing (hot-weather fuelled) demand, and insufficient local generation supplies.
An animated walk through 19 hours of Saturday 14th January 2017 in the Queensland region of the National Electricity Market – a day we dubbed “sizzling Saturday” not least because of extreme price volatility
The Queensland region experienced a new all-time record for electricity demand today, along with some very hot weahter
NEM-wide demand roared to life today, for the first time this summer, with hot weather pretty much everywhere.
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
Head’s up for what might be a new record maximum electricity demand on Friday – so early in summer…
AEMO’s current PASA forecasts indicate a likelihood that we’ll see a new record set for electricity demand in Queensland early next week.
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).
It’s not even summer yet and we’ve already exceeded the high point of summer 2014-15 with the current hot weather…