Electricity Demand Continues to Decline in Australia

Electricity Demand In Australia Drops Again

 Energy Matters, January 15, 2015


A report published yesterday shows electricity demand in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) decreased again in 2014.

Following a trend that began in 2009, GreenMarkets says consumption fell last year by 1.1 per cent – 2,098 gigawatt hours less than 2013 levels.

The only state to record an increase was Queensland (+ 0.9%). The state with the largest drop was Victoria (3.5%); which was largely attributable to the Point Henry aluminium smelter closing at the end of July 2014.

GreenMarkets says the reductions mask the contribution from solar and energy efficiency activities. Roof-top solar panel installations are not included as a generation source in the report; rather as lower electricity consumption.

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