A quick look back over summer 2015-16 to date to see what level of electricity demand has been achieved.
Queensland LNG exports are now in full swing. At the time of writing (18 December) QCLNG has exported 79 LNG cargoes comprising 5.2 million tonnes (Mt) of LNG since the first cargo in January 2015.
The volatility of the NEM was showcased again on Monday as South Australia experienced two major price spikes in the space of an hour. Using NEM-Watch’s play back feature (screenshot below) we were able to relive when the two price spikes hit.
We are only in the second week of summer 2015-16, and demand in Queensland has already begun to heat up, hitting 8507MW at 3:05pm this afternoon after another hot and humid day across the sunshine state.
With a Beefeater 5 Burner BBQ on the line , along with a host of other prizes, interested participants of our annual demand forecast competition (entries now closed 🙁 ) would have been keeping a keen eye on demand during the week.
Some considerations, posted by guest author Andrew George, about the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target Scheme
Some thoughts, from one of our guest authors, on how the emergence of an east-coast LNG industry will impact on electricity demand.
Some ideas that I have been puzzling over – about the overlaps and contradictions between 3 rule changes under consideration at the AEMC currently
1) The Demand Response Mechanism (better known as the Negawatt buyback mechanism)
2) The Bidding in Good Faith deliberation
3) The Requirement for Price-Responsive (large) Demand to bid into central dispatch
One of our guest authors speaks, from their experience, how price-responsiveness of large industrial users (particularly with high contract prices for Q1 2016) might impact on peak demand this summer
One of our guest authors returns to provide some insights on what weather predictions might mean for extreme temperatures and hence peak demands in the mainland regions.
Our guest author, Panos Priftakis, has prepared this analysis of some factors contributing to peak electricity demand – and contributes some insights for summer 2015-16. This might be particularly useful for those contemplating an entry in the WattClarity competition (which closes Friday 27th).
It’s not even summer yet and we’ve already exceeded the high point of summer 2014-15 with the current hot weather…
Articles posted, relating to summer 2015-16 in the NEM
Responding to comments in social media about how “the race that stops the nation” might have contributed to a drop in demand in NSW
The competition is back, for another summer (with 7+1 prizes on offer). Read through for details…
Back on 8th October, I spoke at All Energy in Melbourne on this topic. Given the questions posed after the session, it seemed that it might be of value to some WattClarity readers if I narrated over the top of the presentation and included it here, for future reference.
A quick look at how ramp rates would vary (for “Unserved Consumption”) in the hypothetical “10x” high intermittency grid.
Continuing our analysis of these hypothetical future scenarios to understand the shape of “unserved energy” and hence the potential contribution of Demand Response – today I post about energy spilled in a future with high intermittent generation supply.
Laying out the framework for the analysis I’m doing for my presentation at All Energy 2015 – about the role Demand Response might play in a future market dominated by intermittent generation
A collection of articles, as we post them, about what’s been happening through spring 2015 in the NEM