Winning a consolation prize (Comp #3) for NSW peak demand


Last week we announced the winners of 3 competitions we ran simultaneously over summer 2014-15, out of a total of 7.

That means there are 4 more prizes to award – with each of the coming winners receiving their own portable barbeque:

Here's the consolation prize that's being given to our 6 other winners

In Competition #3, we asked entrants to correctly forecast what the peak NSW demand would be for an “extended summer” period 1st December 2014 to 31st March 2015.

This morning I posted this analysis of what happened to NSW demand (including peak demand) over the summer period, highlighting how (just like in Victoria and South Australia) hotter summer weather did not arrive, and so demand stayed moderate.

Hence the main thing that remains to do is to congratulate Jeremy Machet (and energy-focused student), as he was only 5MW above the actual peak with the closest entry of many we received!

Recapping the winners

This means that our competition table stands as follows:

Competition #1
{The Main Prize}
Peak NEM-Wide Demand
for the “extended summer” period
Demand did not even rise above 30,000MW – which surprised us, and most of our entrants (as we discussed here).

The winner, as announced on Tuesday 7th April, was energy-sector lawyer, Connor James.

Competition #2 {Consolation} Peak Queensland Demand
for the same period
The winner is still to be declared…
Competition #3 {Consolation} Peak NSW Demand
for the same period
Today (Monday 13th April) we highlighted how the NSW peak demand was 3,000MW shy of the all-time record.

The winner, as announced here today is Jeremy Machet, an energy-focused student.

Competition #4 {Consolation} Peak Victoria Demand
for the same period
In Victoria the peak demand was almost 2,000MW below the peaks achieved in other years – as discussed here.

The winner, as announced here on Thursday 9th April is Elijah Pack from the AEMO.

Competition #5 {Consolation} Peak South Australia Demand
for the same period
This past summer, the South Australian demand did not break 3,000MW – and, indeed, for only a small number of days was it above 2,000MW.

Not daunted by this challenge, the winner (as announced here on Friday 10th April)  was Cameron Butler from Energy Price Solutions.

Competition #6 {Consolation} Peak Tasmania Demand
for the same period
The winner is still to be declared…
Competition #7{Consolation} Peak Aggregate NEM-Wide Wind Production
for the same period
The winner is still to be declared…

Stay tuned to learn of the remaining 3 winners – and, if you were able to lodge your entries previously, whether you have also won…

About the Author

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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