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Batteries change home power demand

Batteries change home power demand

Electricity demand oscillates across the 24 hours of an average day, with morning and evening peaks exaggerated by seasonal impacts. Historically on the Australian east coast these variations have been satisfied by a generation fleet of base load coal, gas peakers and hydro that can both generate or store electricity for later by pumping water uphill. A significant portion of the hugely expensive generation fleet is positioned just for peak demand days (such as the prolonged heat of early February when air conditioners run flat out).