On Monday the AEMO held their annual Summer Readiness Briefing for Summer 2023/24. Meanwhile, the ABC are reporting that the current El Nino has reached ‘strong intensity’.
Estimated RERT costs published, pushing past the market price cap for dispatched volumes.
On Tuesday evening (7th June 2022) the NEM exceeded 32,000MW for a brief period of time … we have a quick look at how this stacks up against prior winter period peak demand events.
Queensland ‘Market Demand’ has rocketed up to very close to an all-time record level by 17:00 on Tuesday 8th March 2022
QLD demand is climbing closer to an ‘all time maximum’ on Tuesday 2nd February 2022 … but an afternoon storm might cool things off.
A first article on Wednesday 2nd February, looking ahead in the AEMO current forecast to what would be (if the forecast holds) a new record for QLD Region ‘Market Demand’
Queensland ‘Market Demand’ is almost at 9,500MW at 16:35 – after retreating temporarily in the early afternoon.
A short (and first) look at some of the market activity on a volatile evening in several regions – SA and VIC, and with QLD joining the fray a bit later.
Quick notes about the winter evening peak in demand on Monday 5th July 2021
Monday 22nd February 2021 saw QLD Scheduled Demand rise higher than it has on any other day so far this summer … 576MW below the all-time maximum.
Guest author, Mark Todoroff, examines operational demand figures for each region to quantify the impact of COVID-19 on the NEM.
Guest author, Andrew Wilson, presents a case study of the performance and results from the University of Queensland’s 1.1MW Tesla Powerpack system during Q1 2020.
This afternoon saw the Queensland Scheduled Demand peak at 9,657MW – under 400MW off the all-time record set in February 2019.
The spot price in Queensland spiked above $1,400 for the first time of the summer on Monday afternoon
For reasons explained herein, we’re unable to set aside the time required to run a competition on the “best peak demand forecaster in the NEM” for summer 2017-18.
Our guest author, Rob Davis, looks at what might emerge for summer 2017-18 given the La Nina outlook, and prior distributions of Cooling Degree Days for Victoria and South Australia
With many stakeholders nervously looking on this afternoon, demand in NSW peaked at 14,108MW at 5:30pm AEDT.
Quick notes about how solar PV is helping to moderate peak demand (but some considerations relating to using rules of thumb about its effect).
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).
The competition is back, for another summer (with 7+1 prizes on offer). Read through for details…