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Electricity supplies under pressure due to heatwave, energy market operator warns – ABC News

No weather event affects the power system more than heatwaves, and electricity reserves are predicted to tighten as temperatures reach extreme levels in Australia’s…

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No weather event affects the power system more than heatwaves, and electricity reserves have been predicted to tighten as temperatures reach extreme levels in Australia’s east in the coming days.
Key points:

  • With temperatures set to soar, the market operator is closely watching power demands
  • Heatwaves impact the electricity system more than any other single event
  • Air conditioners can make up half of all power demand during a heatwave

In parts of northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland,…

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