A comment made by TransGrid at the Energy Networks 2018 conference today jolted me to update my (somewhat) outdated paradigm of declining demand.
Coming back from a week out of the office, I was disconcerted to see that yet another industrial energy user has closed its doors.
Electricity consumption in the National Electricity Market (NEM) increased by 0.8% in 2016, this is on top of a 1.1% increase in 2015. Queensland and NSW experienced increases in consumption with all other states experiencing a reduction.
Victoria saw what seems to be the lowest ever* level of electricity demand early on Monday 2nd January 2017
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
Sitting on the outside, looking in, this article sums up what seems to be the main areas of contention in the great Network Debate that’s been running the past couple years.
Following today’s announcement of the closure of Alinta’s Northern Power Station in South Australia
Some analysis of what happened with NEM-wide demand this summer
A synopsis of one of the challenges facing the electricity sector – and a suggested solution
Some analysis performed by one of our guest authors (Ric Brazzale) identifying the significant factors that contributed to declining demand in the NEM through 2014.
Some analysis of how demand in Victoria has trended over 16 years – at least in part to help competition entrants provide their forecasts of what they think the peak Victorian regional demand will be for summer 2014-15
Spurred on by our competition (but with an interest that’s much broader) we have a look at how Queensland demand has trended – and find a couple of quite remarkable things occurring…
Brief notes about Redbank station closure
A quick look at what a four-legged horse race does to electricity demand
To augment today’s article in the Australian Financial Review, here’s an illustration of the growing oversupply.
A massive overhang of capacity seen today – leading to price suppression
In parallel with the RET Review process, claims and counter claims are mounting about challenges to security of supply, moving forwards. Here are some initial thoughts…
Coincident with the release of the RET Review, activity in the spot market provides some reminders…
Following last week’s analysis of EnergyAustralia’s larger portfolio we do the same thing for AGL Energy (including Macquarie Generation)
Some initial thoughts about some of the areas (in the wholesale market) where there’s been finger-pointing in different directions about “socialising costs whilst privatising profits”