Implications of extreme weather for the NEM

Historical analysis and 2019 extreme heatwave scenario
Department of the Environment and Energy
Publication date: 
August 2014
Simon Orme and Dr James Swansson

Sapere has been retained by the Australian Department of Industry (the Department) to prepare a report on the impact of extreme weather events on the National Electricity Market (NEM), to inform the Department’s preparation of a third National Energy Security Assessment (NESA). Part one of the report consists of an analysis of data and reports on extreme weather events. Part two develops a “stressor” scenario to assess the resilience of the NEM’s physical and market operations during prolonged, extreme heatwaves over the short- to medium-term (up to five years).