Hot weather pushes NEM-wide demand higher than the peak for summer 2014-15 (and we’re not even in summer yet…)


A quick observation today, emerging from other priorities – I note in NEM-Watch that the NEM-wide demand has climbed to almost 30,000MW on the back of high temperatures that are assaulting some of the NEM regions, as noted here:

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We see NSW and QLD have both shaken off the green-blue colours and climbed towards the yellow range (with colours scaled dynamically based on a historical range of min-to-max demand).  As an interesting – and very topical – comparison I note that this level is higher than the 29,134MW peak demand seen through the whole of summer 2014-15!

What does this mean to the professional (and amateur, and in-between) forecasters beavering away with their entries in our peak demand forecaster competition for summer 2015-16?

Note, for those who misread the prior article – entries close next Friday 27th NovemberYES, early this year for a change!

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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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