… and the winner is?


Became distracted yesterday with the analysis of demand over summer 2010-11, and did not have time to check who was the closest bidder to the eventual peak in demand.

I noted previously that it had been people in the trading companies who had been winners in years gone past.

This is why I am pleased to see that the closest to this summer’s peak demand is not from a trader, but is from AEMO itself – Richard Hickling bid <200MW higher than the actual demand peak.  That’s within 0.6% so is a pretty good result.

As it turns out, Richard was certainly one of the most bullish forecasters, with only 9 entries above him (some of these considerably higher).

We will be in touch with Richard to arrange for delivery of the promised BBQ.

Congratulations from all of us!

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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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