Heatwave sends QLD prices soaring

On the back of a 38 degree day, Queensland reached its highest ever electricity demand for a Saturday and prices subsequently soared.

The heatwave that has been afflicting central Australia for days arrived in the coastal areas of Queensland on Friday and helped to drive regional demand into the 'orange' zone across the Queensland region, as shown in this snapshot of 15:05 NEM time taken from NEM-Watch:

Graph for Heatwave sends QLD prices soaring

About Friday, January 3

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