Some summary points about how NEM-Wide demand across the NEM over summer 2011-12 was surprisingly low, with a very low peak achieved.Read More
A quick look at the demand levels on Saturday 25th driven by hot weather in VIC and SA. What would have happened had this been on a weekday?
Looking further (after making the first post today) I see that the demand did rise above 30,000MW across the Australian National Electricity Market today – still a very low level for the highest demand so far this summer…
High temperatures in Victoria and South Australia – but demand is still well down on the all-time records for those regions.
NEM-wide demand is still to crack the 30,000MW barrier (which used to be fairly commonplace several summers ago). This is not providing good news for generators.
By now our schools are full again, and businesses are back at work – so it is timely to review how electricity demand in the NEM trended through the holiday months of December and January.
A quick look at how NEM-wide demand has trended so far this summer (to define the starting point for our competition entrants).
This brief look raises questions about the demand seen in December 2011, so we compare against previous years.
Some snapshots of the market this afternoon, focused on the QLD region as demand continues to climb on a hot day this summer.