Monthly Archives: February 2012

A hot Saturday could have driven demand higher – but how much?

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?

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Yes, the demand did peek above 30,000MW

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…

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Hot in VIC and SA – but demand not climbing past the green zone

High temperatures in Victoria and South Australia – but demand is still well down on the all-time records for those regions.

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No joy for generators as demand stays low

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.

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Summer continues, but demand has not (yet?) arrived

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.

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