Load shedding

Load shedding is when power is turned off to some customers because there is not enough electricity being generated to meet demand.

This can happen for a range of reasons, including as a result of:

  • significant electricity use during extreme hot weather
  • a technical fault at one or multiple power stations
  • an incident on a high voltage transmission line.

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) makes the decision to load shed and will instuct us to undertake rotational power outages to reduce electricty demand.

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Load shedding frequently asked questions

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