How did the energy grid cope with soaring temperatures?
With the closure of Hazelwood Power Station in Victoria and the installation of Tesla’s battery in South Australia, there’s been a debate on the capability of the energy grid.
But despite soaring temperatures, no doubt meaning air-cons are pumping at an all-time high, the electricity grid is starting to respond with sufficient electricity.
Ross Greenwood speaks with Australia Energy Market Operator CEO Audrey Zibelman.
“We did a lot of planning going into the summer. We had good protocol in place and of course went and got an additional 2,000 megawatts of resources.
“You’re operating a grid that is becoming increasingly smarter, increasingly two-wayed. It’s not just generation meeting demand, it could be demand helping manage generation.”
Listen to the full interview below