Providing clarification as an ‘industry expert’ on upcoming winter demand

Duncan Hughes writing for the Australian Financial Review in July 2007 has identified Global-Roam as an ‘industry expert’ in seeking insights on the outcomes after state regulators reduced peak electricity forecasts by more than 5 per cent, despite recent winter’s repeatedly breaking records.

Mr Hughes wrote:

But industry experts warned that overall demand for energy remained at record-breaking highs from cold winters and hot simmers, more household appliances and population increases.

The managing director of energy market monitor Global-Roam, Paul McArdle, said “If demand was to continue to grow at the winter rates, this would have big implications on the amount of new capacity that would need to be constructed each year, just to keep up with growing demand, over and above any replacement of plant required under and emissions trading”.