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Demand, emissions and wholesale prices still going down


Source: Climate Spectator, 5 May 2014

Annual electricity supply and demand in the NEM for the year ending April 2014 showed a continuation of trends seen in the year ending March 2014 and described in the last Carbon Emissions Index - Cedex - report.

Demand and total generation fell slightly, as did supply from both black and brown coal fuelled generators. Hydro generation continued to fall, while wind generation increased slightly and gas generation increased more significantly.

The overall outcome was further small falls in both generation and emissions. Compared with the year ending April 2013, the fall in generation was 4.4 TWh, equivalent to 2.4%, and the fall in emissions was 5.8 Mt CO2‐e, equivalent to 3.5%.

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