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Electricity Demand Update

Electricity Demand Update

* Average savings for Monday 5 May hit 4% - the first time the nationwide energy savings effort has broken through to this level. Winter Power Taskforce co-ordinator, Dr Patrick Strange said the result was cautiously heartening, although there is still have a long way to go.

* Total consumption for Monday 5 May was 98.7 GWh, versus 102.6 GWh for the equivalent day last year. * Hydro storage at midnight last night was 1982 GWh - 65% of average, and virtually the same as Sunday's level

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

Mon 5 May 4.0% 98.7 102.6

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

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