Tag Archives: high temperatures

Article: It’ll be hot in parts of the NEM tomorrow (Saturday 6th Jan) but don’t expect demand to be too high – and don’t be trigger happy on the Emergency Demand Response!

Weather forecasts tell of an expected hot weekend on Saturday (in Melbourne & Adelaide) and then Sunday (in Sydney) – which has led to some news articles talking about “searing heat across the southeast putting energy supplies under pressure”. Let’s not get carried away – it looks like the levels of demand will be pretty moderate.

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Article: Hot weather sees NSW demand at 13,000MW and NEM-wide demand above 31,000MW

A quick review of a day when NSW demand was forecast to be high

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Article: NSW demand currently forecast to peak up at 13,500MW on Tuesday 19th December

Current forecasts at AEMO show NSW demand forecast to peak above 13,500MW (which would easily be the highest December demand in NSW since 2009).

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Article: Coincident warm demand forecast for VIC and NSW tomorrow late afternoon (Monday 18th December)

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.

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Article: High temperatures to give demand a kick in Victoria tomorrow (Wednesday 13th December)

AEMO forecasts higher demand in Victoria (and South Australia) tomorrow with the hot weather – and a slight LOR1 warning.

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Article: Electricity demand set to climb in NSW on Thursday with the hot weather forecast

With hot weather forecast for NSW this Thursday (especially in inland areas) it’s no surprise to see that the AEMO is forecasting higher demand on the day. Linked to this there is also a slight negative (local) surplus generation forecast.

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Article: [4th Post] Large and rapid demand drop curtails demand bid for new record in Queensland

Final post for the day – a high demand level achieved, but not an all-time record.

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Article: [3rd post] The supply/demand situation in Queensland gets tighter

3rd update today as the supply/demand balance tightens, and a transmission outage adds a complexity

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Article: [Post 2] Later AEMO forecasts moderate demand forecasts slightly – but still looks to be massive

Demand forecast down slightly on this morning, but still looking like a record.

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Article: [2nd post] Astonishing Queensland electricity demand - on a Sunday!

An astounding day with Queensland electricity demand on a Sunday – a new peak (according to Powerlink) or not quite (on Dispatch Target basis).

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