Australia’s warmest summer on record – with extremes of drought, flooding, fire and heat – looks set to continue into autumn, with warmer temperatures and below average rainfall.
As temperatures soar around Australia, a reminder that power outages are much more likely to be caused by problems in your local network. And new coal plants won’t help at all.
Queensland’s peak demand at near record highs, and may have set new record were it not for distributed small-scale solar PV.
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!