Average Monthly Electrical Supply Load Curves for 2018 and 2020 – Australian Capital Territory

Last updated 27 July 2022 Summary Average monthly load curves for the supply of grid power to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) were compiled for calendar years 2018 and 2020. The aim was to: observe the seasonal load characteristics for the ACTidentify the month with the greatest loadidentify the month with the highest peak usage, … Continue reading Average Monthly Electrical Supply Load Curves for 2018 and 2020 – Australian Capital Territory

The Central England Temperature Dataset – Not Just a Steady Rise.

This post is being periodically edited and updated. Last update 20.45 AEST on 20/7/2022 The Central England Temperature (CET) record is the oldest instrumental compilation available, reaching back to 1659. It has been unavoidably stitched together from a variety of sources into a long-running time series. The hope is that the temperature trends have been maintained … Continue reading The Central England Temperature Dataset – Not Just a Steady Rise.

Wet/Dry Cycles in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Systems

Thanks to John Sheldrick for referencing this report on the JONOVA blog, link to the report provided below: February 2020 FloodHawkesbury-Nepean Valley30 June 2020Presentation to Legislative Council Select Committee The image below is Slide 10 from the presentation. It shows wet and dry cycles observed by Scientists, which places the Hawkesbury-Nepean system in a Drought … Continue reading Wet/Dry Cycles in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Systems

2018 ACT Energy Demand Showing Gas and Electricity

Australia currently experiences peak electrical demand during the summer months, generally due to the use of air conditioners for cooling. Natural gas is the preferred winter heating method for the cooler southern states. The pathway to emissions reductions requires the phasing out of gas heating to be replaced with electrical options. This strategy will shift … Continue reading 2018 ACT Energy Demand Showing Gas and Electricity

Eastern Australia Grid – JUNE to AUGUST 2020 – Variable Renewable Energy Performance

The following post summarises variable renewable energy (VRE) performance for the Eastern Australian Grid from June to August 2020, sourced from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) website based on 15 minute data intervals. The performance of Bayswater thermal coal power station has been included for comparison. The table below summarises relevant nameplate capacities (maximum … Continue reading Eastern Australia Grid – JUNE to AUGUST 2020 – Variable Renewable Energy Performance