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Sydney scorcher: How did the energy grid cope?

Steve Price

Sydney sizzled over the weekend, with temperatures hitting 47.3 degrees in Penrith, just short of the hottest day on record.

But how did New South Wales cope energy wise?

3,000 homes were left without power in Sydney and a further 4,000 were left in the dark across the rest of the state.

Steve Price speaks with NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin to see how the energy grid held up.

“We coped really well, but that was expected.”

Mr Harwin says maintaining the energy grid is similar to how water is saved during a drought.

“If some of the big users are happy to use less… it not only ensures the system gets through, it also keeps prices lower.”

Listen to the full interview below