Another update, as NSW demand shoots up towards a new all-time record
high regional demand
2nd quick note in advance of today’s expected new record demand in NSW (and hopefully not load shedding)
A quick look into an anticipated stinker of a day in NSW today
Here’s an update on the situation in NSW
… whilst on the topic of load shedding, here’s a warning for NSW on Friday afternoon.
Deja-vu all over again in South Australia this evening, with load shedding invoked due to climbing (hot-weather fuelled) demand, and insufficient local generation supplies.
An animated walk through 19 hours of Saturday 14th January 2017 in the Queensland region of the National Electricity Market – a day we dubbed “sizzling Saturday” not least because of extreme price volatility
Looking at 13th, 14th and 15th January and the contribution of solar PV to peak demand reduction
The Queensland region experienced a new all-time record for electricity demand today, along with some very hot weahter
NEM-wide demand roared to life today, for the first time this summer, with hot weather pretty much everywhere.
Volatility in Queensland on a sizzling Saturday drives the Cumulative Price more than half-way to the Cumulative Price Threshold (where price caps would be imposed).
Queensland Scheduled Demand on Friday 13th January peaked even higher than on Thursday 12th January, and only 70MW below the all-time record
Hot weather drives Queensland demand higher than 9,000MW for the first time this summer – even with many people still out on holidays…
Demand rose in NSW today off the back of some hot weather
Hot weather pushes electricity demand in NSW higher than the high met set last week – a new “highest point in summer, thus far”
We are only in the second week of summer 2015-16, and demand in Queensland has already begun to heat up, hitting 8507MW at 3:05pm this afternoon after another hot and humid day across the sunshine state.
One of our guest authors returns to provide some insights on what weather predictions might mean for extreme temperatures and hence peak demands in the mainland regions.
Our guest author, Panos Priftakis, has prepared this analysis of some factors contributing to peak electricity demand – and contributes some insights for summer 2015-16. This might be particularly useful for those contemplating an entry in the WattClarity competition (which closes Friday 27th).
A walk-through a high-demand day in Queensland (especially remarkable because of the effect of solar PV output).
With high temperatures forecast for South-East Queensland later this week, we take a look at what’s forecast in terms of demand.