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 8,943MW on a dispatch demand target basis explained here).

2011-02-21 at 14-05 NEM-Watch

Energex tweeted that the demand on their network had been the highest experienced this summer.

No further time for other updates today…

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Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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