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​Hot and humid conditions across Queensland today has led to a new peak in demand for electricity across the network.

Powerlink advises that at 5pm, actual demand reached 11,005MW.

​The previous record was achieved on March 17, 2023 at 10,070MW. Today’s record is an increase of 935MW or 9.3%.


The following can be attributed to Powerlink’s Chief Executive Paul Simshauser:

“Powerlink’s network has performed well and has provided Queenslanders with reliable power while they beat the heat.

“All parts of the energy sector across the State have worked tirelessly through a day which promised to challenge the entire network.

“Keeping our network operating safely in extreme conditions is an outcome we plan for and are proud of.”

22 Jan 2024