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.
high regional demand
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.
Some tips about how you can use NEM-Watch v9 to narrow down your entry to Competition #2 this summer (peak QLD Regional Scheduled Dispatch Demand Target for extended summer period)
Hot and sticky weather in QLD drives demand higher and provides an opportunity for spot price volatility
Walking through today in South Australia, following yesterday’s warnings.
A quick look at how Victoria and South Australia fared on Tuesday 28th, given the predictions of a return to hot weather at a time when schools and businesses are back to work.
As Queensland heats up, the Queensland electricity demand increases towards the Red Zone
A warning of a third round of high temperatures triggers a look at the demand forecast for next week in Victoria and South Australia
For the third day in a row, high temperatures drive demand higher – inching closer to a new all-time record for Victoria.
Recapping where the peak demand actually landed today, with the heatwave across southern Australia.
An early review of what’s been happening today (Wednesday 15th January) with the heatwave in Victoria and South Australia
A snapshot of the highest demand point experienced in Victoria (and across the NEM) today
The forecast heatwave arrives in Victoria and drives demand towards what looks like being the highest (so far) this summer, and causing prices to pop.
A look at demand forecasts in ST PASA, with the heatwave promising to return next week.
High temperatures and humidity on Monday 6th January deliver more price volatility, and high demand in Queensland.
On a very hot Saturday a new record set for electricity demand on a Saturday in Queensland.
High demand experienced in Queensland on Friday 3rd January could be a precursor to the highest demand ever experienced on a Saturday – if the AEMO’s forecasts (and the weather bureau’s warnings) are correct.