SA once again bracing for possible power outages tonight

More manual rotational load shedding is predicted to occur tonight in South Australia which could cause potential blackouts around the city.

Possible power outages are once again predicted around South Australia tonight with more manual load shedding scheduled.

The ongoing power crisis around the country has seen many Australians plan for lights out multiple times last week however so far, we’ve been able to avoid any major inconveniences.

Manual rotational load shedding will occur tonight in SA between 6pm and 8:30pm meaning power to certain areas will be turned off to maintain balance in the national electricity grid. This technique is used when the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) predicts all available power will be less than what is needed by the general public. Basically, it all comes down to supply and demand.

The SA Power Networks only conduct manual shedding when advised by the AEMO and usually occurs in 45 minute intervals to help the power grid recover.

There are a number of factors in play as to why we’re facing this situation including the increasing price of gas, extreme cold and a number of coal-fired power stations being offline.

To combat increasing energy prices the AEMO has capped the price of in SA, Victoria, NSW and Queensland however this has caused some energy generators to remove themselves from the market to save themselves from losing money

For more information, check out the AEMO website.

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