Who's the best demand forecaster in the NEM?

The great bi-annual peak demand forecasting competition. Prove your forecasting prowess and you could win a great seasonal prize!

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Alas, no time for a BBQ competition for summer 2016-17

Unfortunately too busy in serving direct customers, so we can't run the competition for summer 2016-17. You'll have to wait another year, unfortunately (but still keep an eye on demand as noted in the article).

Quick wrap of the winners of our “best forecaster in the NEM” competition for extended summer 2015-16

Announcing the winners of our 7 related competitions for "best forecaster in the NEM" summer 2015-16

If your horse did not come in today – here’s a better chance to win a BBQ (and possibly* a bottle of Grange)

The competition is back, for another summer (with 7+1 prizes on offer). Read through for details...

Winning the final consolation prize (Comp #2) for peak Queensland demand

Wrapping up the competitions for summer 2014-15, we announce the winner for peak Queensland demand.

Winning a consolation prize (Comp #6) for Tasmanian peak demand

Who wins a consolation prize today, being closest to the flag in forecasting peak Tassie demand?

Winning a consolation prize (Comp #3) for NSW peak demand

So the winner for "best NSW peak demand forecaster" for summer 2014-15 is...

Winning a consolation prize, for Competition #5

So the entrant who was VERY close to the mark in forecasting the peak demand in South Australia for this summer period is...

Winning a consolation prize, for Competition #4

Winning a consolation prize, for being closest to the mark in relation to peak Victorian demand this summer, is...

So who wins the Main Prize in our competition for summer 2014-15 (Competition #1 of 7)

Who won the main prize, as "best demand forecaster in the NEM" for summer 2014-15?

Can you sizzle like the pros – by calculating one of these metrics for summer in the NEM?

Our popular competition returns, with some added spice as a thank-you to clients who have supported us in our 15 years of operation.

… so the “Best Demand Forecasters” were, for Summer 2013-14

Who were the winners, in our competition for summer 2013-14?

Give your Summer extra Sizzle with our Suggested “Seasons Greetings” Submission (and win your new Premium Beefmaster 6 Burner BBQ on Cart with Side Burner)

Our regular light-hearted competition is back (now in its 8th year). Are you the best demand forecaster in the NEM this year?

… and so the winners are…

Recapping who's won the Beefmaster Premium BBQ (and 5 other prizes as well) as the "Best Demand Forecasters in the NEM" for summer 2012-13

Sorted entries, in our annual “Best Demand Forecaster” competition for 2012-13

A clear view of who are the bears, and who are the bulls, in terms of where they have forecasted the peak demand for summer 2012-13 will finally land.

Celebrate a summer Christmas with us–with your own new Beefmaster Premium 6 BBQ!

Here's our regular, annual and popular call-to-calculators for all those who've drawn the short straw and have to work on through the Christmas -to- New Year this summer season. Turn the tables on those off enjoying some summer sun, or skiing way up north by getting your entry in - with a chance to be anointed "Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM" and celebrate with your own new BBQ (or some other new prizes).

Updated (and complete) list of entries in our competition for summer 2011-12

After adding in a few entries that we'd inadvertently missed (from a few people very keen for a BBQ) we have updated the sorted results table, and also the analysis.

Entries in our competition for summer 2011-12

What can we learn from the spread of entries received in our "Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM" competition, for summer 2011-12?

We've done some analysis here to help...

… and the winner is?

So who was the winner of our "Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM" competition for summer 2010-11?

What’s the consensus view of where the market thinks the NEM-wide demand will end up

Some analysis of entries received in our "Who'd the Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM" competition for summer 2010-11

Are you the best demand forecaster in the NEM this summer?

Our Christmas competition is back.

For those of you who are soldiering through the silly season, keeping the lights on in the NEM, here's some light-hearted relief (and the chance to prove yourself the best demand forecaster in the NEM).

So who won the competition – as peak demand forecaster in the NEM for Winter 2009?

A look at who won our competition for winter 2009 - and proved themselves to be the "Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM"!

Summary of entries received for the “Best Demand Forecaster” competition for Winter 2009

A couple of weeks ago, we opened for entries in our “Best Demand Forecaster” competition – run for the first time during winter.

Entries closed on Monday 29th June (2 weeks ago now) but we have only just found the time to do some analysis of the entries we received, which we have summarised in the following graph...

Win an Espresso Coffee Machine as the Best Demand Forecaster for Winter 2009

The "Who's the Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM?" challenge for winter 2009. Tell us the peak demand for this winter by 9AM Monday 29th June, and win your choice of espresso machine.

And the winner for summer 08-09 is...

We noted yesterday, in the midst of the excitement, that the previous NEM-wide demand record had been beaten, by virtue of the heatwave assaulting VIC and SA over the day. We spoke too soon, however, as demand continued to climb through the afternoon.

Summary of entries received for 2008-2009

An overview of the final range of estimates received for the peak demand guessing competition of summer 2008-2009.

An update on entries we've received (thus far) with 3 working days to go!

An overview of the estimates to date for the peak demand guessing competition of summer 2008-2009.

The return of the BBQ as prize for the Peak demand picking competition (for Summer 2008-09)

Guess the peak demand for summer 2008-2009 and win a "Beefmaster Premium 6 on Side Burner Cart" barbeque.

What happened to the competition? (for Summer 2007-08)

We did not run the competition for summer 2007-08, but we did have, however, some occasions to perform analysis of summer 2007-08.

Who was the Winner? (for Summer 2006-07)

The results of the peak demand forecasting competition for summer 2006-2007.

Who was the Winner? (for Summer 2005-06)

The results of the peak demand forecasting competition for summer 2005-2006.

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4 responses to “Who's the best demand forecaster in the NEM?”

  1. […] NEM-wide demand (measured on a dispatch target basis – as shown in NEM-Watch and as used in our “Best Demand Forecaster” competition every summer) peeked* above 30,000MW only once during that summer – this was on Friday 24th […]

  2. […] the time to remind me that summer 2013-14 has been and gone some weeks ago (in relation to our “Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM” competition for another […]

  3. […] our keen interest in the the electricity sector (and particularly a keen interest in what peak summer demand will be over many prior summers*) I had a quick look at one of the older views of AEMO forecast data within the ez2view energy […]

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