A chilly autumn morning drives demand higher in Tasmania


As morning temperatures dropped to the bottom of the range you’d expect for May around much of  the market, we saw that the demand in Tasmania had kicked particularly high (into the orange zone) on the back of some chilly temperatures there.

As shown in the following snapshot from NEM-Watch, the demand in the mainland regions is shown in the mid-range (green zones), and even a bit lower in South Australia, where the state capital is seen to have the highest temperature of all.  In Tasmania, however, the demand is about 200MW below its all-time peak.

A chilly morning in the NEM this morning drives demand higher in Tasmania

Also shown (in the WEPI for last Friday) was the effects of the price spikes that occurred in South Australia last Friday (reported here that morning).

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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.

2 Comments on "A chilly autumn morning drives demand higher in Tasmania"

  1. Paul, what do you attribute the price spikes in SA to?

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