This afternoon saw the Queensland Scheduled Demand peak at 9,657MW – under 400MW off the all-time record set in February 2019.
The spot price in Queensland spiked above $1,400 for the first time of the summer on Monday afternoon
For reasons explained herein, we’re unable to set aside the time required to run a competition on the “best peak demand forecaster in the NEM” for summer 2017-18.
Our guest author, Rob Davis, looks at what might emerge for summer 2017-18 given the La Nina outlook, and prior distributions of Cooling Degree Days for Victoria and South Australia
With many stakeholders nervously looking on this afternoon, demand in NSW peaked at 14,108MW at 5:30pm AEDT.
Quick notes about how solar PV is helping to moderate peak demand (but some considerations relating to using rules of thumb about its effect).
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).
The competition is back, for another summer (with 7+1 prizes on offer). Read through for details…
Some thoughts by a new guest author about different tariff options for delivering demand management for residential electricity customers – and the relative benefits of each for the network.
Another high demand day yesterday (Thu 19th March) in Queensland – here’s a record
A synopsis of one of the challenges facing the electricity sector – and a suggested solution