Electricity Consumption Lower in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia

Earlier I reported on the news that electricity demand had dropped substantially in New South Wales in the year ended 30 June 2012.

Surprisingly, the story is the same in all other states that are connected together via the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Results for Tasmania, Victoria & South Australia

Here are the year-on-year results in the three southern states:

  • Tasmania - Electricity consumption was down by 3.5%
  • Victoria - Electricity usage decreased by 1.2%
  • South Australia - Electricity usage dropped by 4.8%

Electricity consumption trending down in all states

Here are the total annual electricity consumption numbers for Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia for the past seven years.

Energy efficiency a key factor

The media releases from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) all acknowledge that energy efficiency is contributing to the reduced demand.

Other factors in these three states included:

  • Widespread adoption of rooftop solar (photovoltaic) panels
  • Reduced aluminium smelter demand in Victoria
  • Slower than expected growth in industrial electricity usage in Queensland
  • Lower industrial usage in Tasmania

See also: Electricity Demand Drops in NSW

- Ryan McCarthy

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