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Energy grids saved by lucky timing

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With high temperatures leaving the city sweltering, fans and air-con units were on full blast over the weekend.

But as for how the energy grid coped, Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg says fortunately it happened on a weekend so it wasn’t business as usual.

He speaks with Chris Kenny on how the grid will be affected over the summer.

“The skills of the energy market operator will be tested.

“We’ve entered into arrangements with various companies to better manage demand over these hot summer days.”

Chris asks the minister if there’s enough energy to get Australians through the summer.

“[There are] systems in place to ensure the security of supply not just in summer but in the years ahead.”

Mr Frydenberg also tells Chris households will save billions of dollars on their electricity bills.

Listen to the full interview below