Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hot day in QLD drives regional demand close to the record

The temperature reached 34 degrees in Brisbane today – with thunderstorms predicted to sweep through the south-east corner, bringing with them a cool change and localised disruptions to power supplies. In the following snapshot from NEM-Watch (at 14:05) we see that the demand in QLD had climbed to 8,895MW (just below the all-time record of […]

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Only 709MW of spare generation capacity in NSW at 15:40

A quick note about the tight supply/demand balance in NSW today – by virtue for high demand and constrained interconnector capability.

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NQ transmission grid escapes unscathed, but demand is very low

A quick look at how North Queensland looks, the morning after TC Yasi

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North Queensland Powers down with TC Yasi underway

As the Courier Mail tweets that 89,000 people in Townsville and Cairns are without power as TC Yasi approaches, I thought the following chart (taken from our ez2view application) might explain a bit of what that means: Like everyone else, we will have to wait until tomorrow morning to know the full picture when daylight […]

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The extremes continue in the NEM

More extreme weather drives extreme demand and extreme prices – on Wednesday 2nd February.

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NEM-wide demand higher still, as NSW regional demand eclipses record

An illustration of the high demand and volatility on Tuesday 1st February.

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