Third bout of heat to hit Victoria and South Australia next week


Peter Hannam’s tweet this afternoon triggered me to have a quick look through the AEMO’s ST PASA forecast for demand in Victoria and South Australia next week:

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This was particularly of interest as, after Australia Day, it should be pretty much “business as usual” with schools and businesses back to normal operations – so more potential demand on the network than there has been since Christmas.

Opening up the view of AEMO’s ST PASA forecast for the coming week in ez2view, we see that the demand forecast for Victoria shows (under the 50% Probability of Excedence scenario – so a “likely” case) shows that the demand is forecast to be higher in Victoria on Tuesday 28th than is likely in the week prior – but, at a peak of around 9,350MW, is still lower than what was seen last week:

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Looking further west, into South Australia, we see that the demand forecast for Tuesday 28th January is also higher than in the days immediately preceding (but not as high as last week – only peaking around 2665MW at present).

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Watch this space, to see what unfolds… (not the least of which to see who wins the competition)

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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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