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AEMO has prepared this page to provide information about its transmission connection point forecasts for Tasmania.

AEMO publishes these connection point forecasts in line with clause 5.20.6(b) of the National Electricity Rules, as part of its national transmission planner (NTP) functions. 

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    AEMO has made every effort to ensure the quality of the information in this publication but cannot guarantee that information, forecasts and assumptions are accurate, complete or appropriate for your circumstances.

    This publication does not include all of the information that an investor, participant or potential participant in the National Electricity Market might require, and does not amount to a recommendation of any investment.

    Anyone proposing to use the information in this publication (including information and reports from third parties) should independently verify and check its accuracy, completeness and suitability for purpose, and obtain independent and specific advice from appropriate experts.

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Published: April 2020

Please note: these forecasts are based on information available to AEMO as at 12 February 2020, although AEMO has endeavoured to incorporate more recent information where practical.

The forecasts do not take into account impacts from the COVID-19 coronavirus may have on maximum demand in 2020 as this situation is rapidly evolving and, at the time of publication, the consequences are uncertain. The forecasts remain relevant for use in long-term planning studies.

This page uses many terms that have meanings defined in the National Electricity Rules (NER). The NER meanings are adopted unless otherwise specified. Other key terms used are listed in the Glossary of the AEMO Transmission Connection Point Forecasting Methodology 2016.


AEMO acknowledges TasNetworks’ support, co-operation, and contribution in providing data and information used in these forecasts.


  • The forecasts are reconciled to AEMO’s 2019 Electricity Statement of Opportunities, which incorporates the effects of demand due to forecast population growth, economic and demographic outlook, electricity prices, energy efficiency and performance, and small-scale embedded technologies.

2020 connection point results and insights

Refer to the dynamic interface for detailed information on individual connection points.

Figures 1 and 2 show the winter and summer annual average rates of change for 10% POE forecasts for each connection point in Tasmania. Some direct-connect industrial loads are excluded due to confidentiality.

Table 1 lists the drivers of large changes (2% or greater, set to capture extreme rates) in connection points. Major industrial loads are excluded due to confidentiality.

Table 1: Drivers at connection points with average annual increase or decrease greater than 2% 
Season Forecast maximum demand increase greater than 2% Forecast maximum demand decrease greater than 2%
Winter maximum demand



Summer maximum demand

Kermandie: Due to block load increases related to aquaculture.

Emu Bay: Due to block load increases related to the transport/logistics sector.

Wesley Vale: Due to block load increases related to aquaculture.

Hadspen: Due to block load increases related to industrial and aquaculture sectors.



Supplementary information

Dynamic interface An Excel workbook with the following information for each transmission connection point:
  • Historical and forecast maximum demand (MD), including 10% POE and 50% POE, for active power.
  • Coincident and non-coincident values.
  • High-level commentary.
  • The option to export all forecast and historical data.
Reactive power forecast spreadsheet Separate spreadsheet for reactive power forecasts at each transmission connection point, providing complementary information for power system studies.
Interactive planning map The interactive map complements AEMO’s planning publications to enhance readability and clarity. The map contains various layers, including layers displaying forecasts and planning information.
Transmission Connection Point Forecasting Methodology 2016 The current AEMO transmission connection point forecasting methodology outlines the process through which the forecasts were developed.

Archive of Previous Tasmanian Forecasts and Reports

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