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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

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