Annual generation capacity and peak demand - NEM

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Financial yearNEM capacity (Megawatts)NEM demand (Megawatts)NEM forecast demand (Megawatts)
1998-993335025713
1999-003419726977
2000-01352462750227380
2001-02360722709428309
2002-03369752848029612
2003-04371142979130473
2004-05395333124432740
2005-06402163178933764
2006-07414633288334703
2007-08412403347036207
2008-09434123583334870
2009-10441613439735293
2010-11456523566236000
2011-12459313179736366
2012-13463853253837938
2013-144437033610
2014-154431230201
2015-164440832859
2016-174275634823
2017-184477632469
2018-194776233941
2019-204971235626
2020-21 (YTD)5050230917
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Sector: 
Segment: 
Category: 
Electricity generation
AER reference: 
11048184
Source: 
AER; AEMO
Overview: 

This figure compares total generation capacity with peak demand in the NEM since its commencement. It shows actual NEM peak demand and AEMO’s NEM peak demand forecasts.