Australian Chart of the week | COVID-19 and the NEM: are ducks immune to the pandemic?

Australia ramps up its efforts against the COVID-19 health pandemic. Many have asked what COVID-19 means for the National Electricity Market (NEM) and energy sector in general. 

In this Chart of the week, through a time-of-day analysis, we examine the impact the week-by-week federal restrictions on businesses and individuals are having on operational demand in the NEM. We also present insights into what other factors besides these restrictions are driving these demand patterns.

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