A review of the high demand periods over summer 2017/18 highlights the important contribution renewable generation is making to meeting peak demand and addressing the reliability of the power system.
high NEM-wide demand
A quick review of a day when NSW demand was forecast to be high
AEMO forecasts NEM-wide demand to exceed 32,000MW tomorrow (Monday 18th December), which is far higher than seen in December 2016, and one reason for the LOR1 low reserve notices.
NEM-wide demand roared to life today, for the first time this summer, with hot weather pretty much everywhere.
Demand begins to wake from holiday slumber with temperatures up across the mainland.
Recapping where demand trended over summer 2013-14 and (importantly for our competition entrants) what the peak demand was seen to be, NEM-wide
For the third day in a row, high temperatures drive demand higher – inching closer to a new all-time record for Victoria.
A snapshot of the highest demand point experienced in Victoria (and across the NEM) today
A view of how NEM-wide demand trended over summer, with respect to our Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM competition.
A record of the highest NEM-wide demand so far during summer 2012-13. A useful reference, for all of those who entered our “Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM” competition this time, and for those who sat on the sidelines.
A record of a hot day that drove NEM-Wide demand to the highest level it has achieved (thus far) this summer. See this in context of historical maximum levels.
Some analysis of how NEM-wide demand trended through summer 2010-11, and what this meant on a regional level.
An illustration of the high demand and volatility on Tuesday 1st February.
Some snapshots of a day in which NEM-wide demand soared, driven by high temperatures across the middle of Australia.
A listing of some drivers for higher (and, in some cases, lower) prices in the wholesale spot component of the NEM.
Inspired by the price spike experienced this evening, I have spent a little time to put together the background to winters in the NEM.
This will be useful in understanding the context of any other events that occur this winter, and are analysed on WattClarity.
A snapshot of a higher demand day in NSW, driven by higher temperatures as they move eastwards
Some notes about the heatwave in SA and VIC, and what it means for the NEM
Some quick notes on what’s happened in the NEM today (17th) and yesterday (16th)
Some further analysis of the MT PASA and ST PASA forecasts for other regions of the NEM (SA, TAS, NSW and QLD) for the day of 29th January 2009 – when a new record NEM-wide demand was established.