Our guest author, Mike Williams, has prepared a review of January and February 2016 in the South Australia – and what it would have meant for energy users with spot exposure, using Demand ResponseRead More
Summer 2015-16 in the NEM
NSW experiences its highest electricity demand so far this summer as a result of the hot weather
NSW demand rises (somewhat) today
A rare excursion above 9,000MW this summer in Victoria on the back of some hot weather today.
Moree Solar Farm becomes the fourth of the Large-Scale Solar Farms outputting to the NEM (but 3rd publishing data)
A quick look at large-scale solar data for the NSW region, with the recent addition of Moree Solar
Yesterday (Monday 1st Feb) we saw a new record demand set for the Queensland Region of the NEM. Today was even hotter…
Michael Williams has followed-up on an earlier article on WattClarity by posting a more detailed analysis over on www.DemandResponse.com.au about spot exposure and demand response in South Australia for 2016.
AEMO’s current PASA forecasts indicate a likelihood that we’ll see a new record set for electricity demand in Queensland early next week.
Hot weather pushes electricity demand in NSW higher than the high met set last week – a new “highest point in summer, thus far”
Today was the turn for NSW to feel the heat – with demand rising and supplies stretched as a result.
NEM-wide demand exceeds 32,000MW for the first time this summer (so 2,000MW higher than the previous summer level, already). A volatile day in pictures…
Queensland demand rose above 8,000MW
Demand begins to wake from holiday slumber with temperatures up across the mainland.
A quick look back over summer 2015-16 to date to see what level of electricity demand has been achieved.
Queensland LNG exports are now in full swing. At the time of writing (18 December) QCLNG has exported 79 LNG cargoes comprising 5.2 million tonnes (Mt) of LNG since the first cargo in January 2015.
The volatility of the NEM was showcased again on Monday as South Australia experienced two major price spikes in the space of an hour. Using NEM-Watch’s play back feature (screenshot below) we were able to relive when the two price spikes hit.
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.
With a Beefeater 5 Burner BBQ on the line , along with a host of other prizes, interested participants of our annual demand forecast competition (entries now closed 🙁 ) would have been keeping a keen eye on demand during the week.
Some thoughts, from one of our guest authors, on how the emergence of an east-coast LNG industry will impact on electricity demand.
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