Forecasts don’t always pan out but the AEMO’s forecast for Queensland’s Scheduled Demand to exceed 9,000 MW on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week has borne out.
The Scheduled demand in Queensland peaked at 9,924 MW at 16:50 this afternoon, 316MW more than yesterday’s peak. While the peak was not as late in the day as Tuesday, as I write this post at 7:30 PM the Scheduled Demand in Queensland is still over 9,400 MW.
While we’re talking about demand …
We have spent some time in the office over the summer months discussing demand. More specifically how are the different demand values that are published calculated and what can be inferred from the different calculations?
Most of these discussions were prompted by the development of the new version of the RenewEconomy Live Supply and Demand widget and how to best represent demand in the NEM. The inclusion of “AEMO Operational Demand” and “Demand the AEMO don’t see” in the widget has prompted some great feedback from the users of the widget and confirmed for us that what demand means is not always clear.
We decided today in our planning meeting that in future when using the term demand in our products or in any form of communication we should always qualify what demand value we are referencing. It might take some time to filter into all of our products but since our goal is to make the energy market clearer the effort will not be wasted.
… AEMO 30 min Operational Demand data in NEMreview v7 and our Trend Editor in ez2view.
The AEMO have been using their Operational Demand value when tweeting about the peak demand in Queensland this week. Prompted by a request from a customer, AEMO Operational Demand data is now available in our trend products, NEMreview v7 and ez2view Trend Editor.
A new peak AEMO Operational Demand of 9,796 MW was set at 17:00 this afternoon which exceeded yesterday’s peak by 301 MW.