Operational demand data
Operational Demand in a region is demand that is met by local scheduled generating units, semi-scheduled generating units, and non-scheduled intermittent generating units of aggregate capacity ≥ 30 MW, and by generation imports to the region and by Wholesale Demand Response. It excludes the demand met by non-scheduled non-intermittent generating units, non-scheduled intermittent generating units of aggregate capacity < 30 MW, exempt generation (e.g. rooftop solar, gas tri-generation, very small wind farms, etc), and demand of local scheduled loads. Please see Demand Terms in EMMS Data Model for more detail on the Operational Demand definition, and for the list of exceptions that are included.
Operational Demand data is published via the Data Interchange through the following fields described in the EMMS Data Model:
|EMMS Data Model Table
|Average 30-minute measured operational demand MW value (unadjusted and not reconstituted with estimated actual WDR). This value is updated in real-time immediately after the 30-minute interval, and may be updated manually after the event to resolve identified SCADA data or IT issues.
|Adjustment value containing the estimated amount of activated RERT and AEMO directions such as involuntary load shedding. This value is updated as soon as practicable after the event, due to the manual nature of the adjustments.
|Estimated average 30-minute MW amount of Wholesale Demand Response that occurred. This value is updated in real-time immediately after the 30-minute interval, and may be updated manually after the event to resolve identified SCADA data or IT issues.
|10% probability of exceedance operational demand forecast value
|50% probability of exceedance operational demand forecast value
|90% probability of exceedance operational demand forecast value
For the purpose of calculating the “Actual Demand” referenced in the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) described by the Reliability Forecast Guidelines:
RRO Actual Demand = OPERATIONAL_DEMAND + OPERATIONAL_DEMAND_ADJUSTMENT
where OPERATIONAL_DEMAND and OPERATIONAL_DEMAND_ADJUSTMENT can be obtained from the latest file available from this location. That file contains five-minute trading interval resolution values for the last 12 months, which are linearly interpolated from the half-hourly values.
Operational Demand data files
Daily Actual Operational Demand Update - filename: public_actual_operational_demand_update_daily*.csv
This file is published when there is a retroactive change made by AEMO to the actual operational demand data record (for example: due to SCADA data quality) or to the operational demand adjustment value. Data published here overrides the original data published in real-time (Half-hourly Actual Operational Demand and Daily Actual Operational Demand files) for the same half-hourly interval.
Half-hourly Actual Operational Demand - filename: public_actual_operational_demand_hh*.csv
This file contains the historical operational demand fields from the DEMANDOPERATIONALACTUAL table by region for the previous half-hourly interval.
Five-minute Actual Operational Demand - filename: public_actual_operational_demand_5min*.csv
This file contains the historical operational demand fields from the DEMANDOPERATIONALACTUAL table, by region covering all five-minute intervals of the previous 12 months. These five-minute values are linearly interpolated from the half-hourly values.
Daily Actual Operational Demand- filename:
This file contains the historical operational demand fields from the DEMANDOPERATIONALACTUAL table, by region covering all half-hourly intervals of the previous trading day.
Half-hourly Forecast Operational Demand- filename: public_forecast_operational_demand_hh*.csv
This file contains the half-hourly forecast operational demand fields from the DEMANDOPERATIONALFORECAST table, by region covering the pre-dispatch and ST PASA timeframe.
- two week rolling window for the Half-hourly Actual and Forecast Operational Demand files
- two month rolling window for the Daily Actual Operational Demand files
- two month rolling window for all Daily Actual Operational Demand Update files
- 1 day rolling window for the Five-minute Actual Operational Demand files
- weekly files for the Half-hourly Actual and Forecast Operational Demand
- monthly files for the Daily Actual Operational Demand
This data is provided for information only and is not intended for commercial use. AEMO does not guarantee the accuracy of the data or its availability at all times.