The month of January 2019 saw extreme temperatures registered across much of the Australian continent. As a result, high levels of electricity demand were experienced – and pushed electricity supply infrastructure (generation, and transmission/distribution) to the limit.
On Friday 25th January, journalists at the Australian reproduced of a snapshot from the NEMwatch widget showing the 17:40 dispatch interval (NEM time) on Thursday 24th January (with a couple artistic tweaks) – here’s a view of the print edition, with the full copy of the online article “Heat stress: power crisis hits home” here:
You can find the live updating version of this RenewEconomy-sponsored “Live Supply & Demand Widget”, which some just call the NEMwatch widget, on a (still) growing number of locations:
- Here on this NEMwatch portal;
- Also on RenewEconomy here;
- And on a steadily growing number of other locations. It’s no charge to embed the live updating widget – just follow the instructions under the <EMBED> button on the widget itself.
For those seeking to learn more about the effects of the heatwave, some articles on our WattClarity energy-sector commentary site will be of some assistance:
- This first article on the afternoon on 24th January 2019; and then
- A follow-on article published early on Friday 25th January, looking back at Thursday (and prior to the load shedding on Friday).