Australian Chart of the week | COVID’s inverse duck effect

In our Chart of the Week Issue 29 two weeks ago, we looked at the demand curve across March and into the first week of April, which showed a trend emerging of a decline morning peak and an unchanged evening peak. Two weeks on we can see that the decrease in morning peak demand has persisted for the whole of April, while the 6pm peak has remained constant.

We are now a whole month into lockdown across Australia due to COVID-19 and in a better position to take a look at the impacts of COVID19 on the National Electricity Market (NEM).

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