May 30, 2008

More Concern From Major Electricity Users

The Major Electricty Users Group offers an excellent service toNew Zealand through its monitoring of the current storage levels and estimating the chancs of blackouts ocurring. It produces a weekly scorecard which is available on its website (the latest scorecard is unfortuunately not up yet but we did get a copy e-mailed yesterday). This is the conclusion to yesterday's e-mail

We are now in the 7th week following the breach of MINZONE on 14th April. If the 1992 inflow sequence continues then black-outs might start in about 5½ weeks time, ie 7th July. There remains a chance of significant rainfall, but that looks less likely as we enter winter.