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Electricity Demand Update


Electricity Demand Update

Average savings for the weekend (3-4 May) were 3%. Weekend savings have been running well below weekday savings so far, with last weekend's (26-27 April) numbers averaging under 1%.

Seeing them trending towards weekday savings is good, said Winter Power Taskforce co-ordinator, Patrick Strange.

* Total consumption for Saturday was 88.1 GWh, versus 89.9 GWh for the equivalent day last year.
* Total consumption on Sunday was 87.1 GWh, versus 88.8 GWh last year. Importantly, both days were less than the previous weekend, despite the cooler weather over some of the country.

* Hydro storage at midnight last night (Sunday 4 May) was 1983 GWh - only 65% of average, but up from 1944 the day before.

Savings to-date are:

Date Conservation Effort 2003 Demand (GWh) 2002 Equivalent Demand (GWh)
Sat 26 April 1.0% 88.68 89.84
Sun 27 April 0.7% 88.55 87.51
Mon 28 April 3.1% 98.62 102.32
Tue 29 April 3.0% 99.94 103.33
Wed 30 April 3.2% 98.70 102.88
Thurs 1 May 3.2% 98.60 100.0
Fri 2 May 3.6% 98.5 99.9
Sat 3 May 2.9% 88.1 89.9
Sun 4 May 3.1% 87.1 88.8

Daily demand information will be updated at 12 pm each day at

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