Australia is gearing up for an unusual surge in electricity demand, raising worries about possible blackouts linked to more frequent heatwaves.

The Australian Energy Market Operator emphasises the need for careful planning and more storage capacity to handle the extra strain, despite improvements from added wind and solar power.

As the country shifts to cleaner energy, increasing storage capacity and exploring solutions like community batteries and microgrids are crucial for a stronger power network resilient to extreme weather.


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Produced By: Moemina Shukur

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First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 21 November 2023