A short note on Sunday 14th August 2022 with electricity demand in QLD hitting new low points.
QLD ‘Market Demand’ is dropping past prior low point (excluding 25th May 2021 with the loss of load).
A quick look at Tuesday 28th December 2021 – when ‘Market Demand’ (but not ‘Operational Demand’) fell a shade lower than the prior low point record.
Scheduled demand in SA drops below zero for the second time in less than a week.
South Australia hits a very low point for ‘Market Demand’ on Sunday 21st November 2021 … all the way down to *actually be below zero!*
Updating the minimum demand records, following new low points seen for VIC and SA (but not NSW, as I had thought earlier) for Minimum Demand.
Second region today (Sun 31st Oct 2021) to see a new ‘minimum demand’ record was the Victorian region … when looking at Scheduled Demand (after correcting my mistake about NSW).
[CORRECTION – CLOSE TO] Second region to fall lower on Sunday 31st October 2021, in terms of Minimum Scheduled Demand, was the NSW region
On Sunday 31st October 2021 we see minimum demand level drop considerably lower for the South Australian region … and also a new record set on a NEM-wide basis.
Capping off a weekend of new low points for minimum demand in NSW, and NEM-wide (and some near misses elsewhere) this table sums up where the low points sit.
Slightly later than happened for the NSW region, here’s the stats for the large reduction for ‘minimum demand’ on a NEM-wide basis for Sunday 17th October 2021
A quick look backwards, later in the afternoon, at the new ‘lowest ever’ point reached for demand in the NSW region.
A short note to recognise that the ‘low point record’ has been nudged lower on several fronts already (Sun 17th Oct) … and forecast to drop further still
Looks like Sunday 17th October will be an interesting day, with a new ‘record low’ for Operational Demand on a NEM-wide basis forecast by AEMO!
A short note at a ‘new normal’ condition that we can expect to see increasingly in NEM regions (including QLD) as rooftop PV continues to grow in scale.
Looks like AEMO will be announcing a new ‘lowest point’ for Operational Demand in NSW later, given what has happened on Monday 4th October 2021 (Labour Day holiday).
In addition to being a low point for Scheduled Demand and Operational Demand in the QLD region, it was also the case on a NEM-wide basis.
A short note about a new low point for minimum demand that appears to have been set in the QLD region on Sunday 3rd October 2021
Just last Friday the AEMO notified stakeholders more broadly about their new Market Notice Framework about ‘Minimum System Load’ and/or ‘Distributed Photovoltaics (DPV) Contingency’ … prior to Sunday’s new lowest point for minimum demand in South Australia!
Sunny skies and mild weather in South Australia on Sunday 26th September sees a new (lower) point for ‘Minimum Demand set in the South Australian region.