Why South Australia’s blackouts are a problem for us all

The Australian Energy Market Operator has already issued a notice warning of tightening supply/demand in NSW over the coming days, and this could see load shedding happen there as well, with temperatures expected to rise to 40 degrees over the next few days.

Load shedding, which causes rolling blackouts, has been blamed for South Australia’s latest power outage and SA Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said today the problem would probably not be limited to South Australia.

“The problem that is occurring here is coming to a city near you on the eastern sea board soon,” he warned.