Australian Heatwave Will Test Power Grids

The sweltering weather across Southern Australia has resulted in electricity price hikes as reported by the Gulf Times.

This has prompted the national grid operator to put emergency generators on standby.

Temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celcius will test the energy grid this year after nearly 2,000 megawatts of extra capacity were added to prevent power outages. The extra capacity will include the Tesla giant lithium-ion battery which will provide and extra 120 megawatts.

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), which runs the national electricity market is expecting a decline in reserves in Victoria and South Australia this coming Friday but with no power disruption.

Click here to read the full story on the Gulf Times

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