Australian wind energy sets new record of more than 3,200MW at midnight on Saturday.
Queensland’s peak demand at near record highs, and may have set new record were it not for distributed small-scale solar PV.
Wind production climbs towards the 3,000MW mark.
Looking at what happened in Tasmania over the “extended summer” period 2014-15.
Peak demand in NSW during the summer months was well below previous years, and nearly all forecasts.
South Australia has experienced a big fall in peak demand, as well as average afternoon demand and even minimum demand.
Victorian demand over summer made it only as high as a 8,638MW peak in January – about 1,600MW lower than the peak demand achieved last year and almost 1,900MW lower than the all-time record!
Some interesting points on the “Gatton Solar Research Facility” from an Energy Express seminar over the weekend.
Australia is witnessing a massive drop in peak demand – and rooftop solar, insulation, energy efficiency and lower consumption are all playing a role.
Small-scale, distributed solar is currently producing nearly 100 times more electricity than large-scale, centralised solar in Australia.