Special report: Australia’s electricity demand collapse

Forecasts for electricity demand in Australia remain way off the mark. In fact, there’s little reason to think we’ll be using more electricity in 2020 than we are now.

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. The 2nd part can be found here.

Electricity demand has been sinking for the better part of four years. Bitter cold or relentless heat, weather extremes appear unable to spur demand – peak or overall – back to where it was pre-GFC, or perhaps more aptly, pre-solar boom.

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