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Another South Island power record

Another South Island power record - 11 Aug 2006

A new peak electricity demand record was set yesterday for the South Island.

As System Operator, Transpower recorded a South Island peak demand of 2267 MW (megawatts) between 8.00 and 8.30 am yesterday (10th August).

Before this winter the South Island record was 2224 MW. Yesterday’s peak demand surpassed a series of new South Island records set in late June and early July.

2006 Records to date:

Peak Demand

Peak Supply / Supplied MW / Time/Date of Maximum / Pre-2006 record / Increase

New Zealand / 6748 / 17:30-18:00 on 29/06/2006 / 6513 MW on 17/08/2004 / 3.6%

North Island / 4505 / 17:30-18:00 on 29/06/2006 / 4385 MW on 17/08/2004 / 2.7%

South Island / 2267 / 08:00-08:30 on 10/08/2006 / 2224 MW on 07/06/2005 / 1.9%

Upper North Island / 2132 / 08:20 on 23/06/2006 / 1997 MW in 2005 / 6.8%

Wellington / 646 / 18:00 on 05/07/06 / 600 MW in 2005 / 6.8%

Upper South Island / 1081 / 17:40 on 04/07/2006 / 1039 MW in 2005 / 4.0%


Daily Energy Demand

Energy / Daily Energy, Gigawatt/hours / Date of Maximum / Pre-2006 Record / Increase

New Zealand / 134.9 GWh / 29/06/2006 / 131.3 GWh on 17/08/2004 / 2.7%

North Island / 86.7 GWh / 29/06/2006 / 84.7 GWh on 17/08/2004 / 2.4%

South Island / 48.3 GWh / 22/06/2006 / 47.1 GWh on 09/06/2005 / 2.5%

ENDS

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