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Topic # 22831 9-Jun-2008 23:52
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Earlier tonight 3 news was reporting on the current state of our power supply and was showing live power usage stats for various cities around the country. A friend of mine that works at Whirinaki in Hawkes Bay said they use a website in the office to look at the national grid and can see where the power is being generated at what capacity with live figures covering the grid and where its being used.

He never got back to me when i asked for the address so I was wondering if anyone else knows of such a website. I have tried searching google with no avail so I am wondering if it may be an internal resource on their intranet.

Anyone here know of such a website or where 3 news may have got their figures from. They showed differences in figures from 6pm and 6.35pm so they must have been reasonably live.




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  Reply # 136888 10-Jun-2008 09:14
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Just because there is a difference, doesn't mean that the figures actually are accurate. Of course there would have been "differences" over that 5 minute period, but were those differences accurate? Related to actual power usage?
Maybe they took rough figures and then made them change slightly to make it seem like the graph was real time... ?




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  Reply # 136890 10-Jun-2008 09:18
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They will be subscibers to the services offered by M-co the marketplace company that runs the power market,

They run a free site here that offers pricing and daily demand info, you have to pony up $$$ for the live stuff.

http://www.electricityinfo.co.nz/comitFta/ftapage.main

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 137208 10-Jun-2008 23:43
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Cool - i wasnt really interested in what 3 news was displaying, just wanting to know how they had the capability.

It sounds like they subscribe to the comit service out at the whirinaki plant. Thanks for the help




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