Melbourne, 200,000 houses blacked out, 10 companies curtailed, as 1-in-5-year hot day hits

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They were only 250 million watts short:

Loy B Yang, Coal Power Plant

Loy Yang, powering Victoria, and soon probably ?taking the blame? too.

Rachel Baxendale, The Australian

More than 200,000 Victorian households had their power cut off yesterday in a bid to protect the state?s energy system from shutting down, as the Andrews government was forced to admit there was not enough power to keep up with soaring demand in sweltering summer heat.

Homes were blacked out, traffic lights across Melbourne were switched off and businesses were forced to close for up to two hours after the Australian Energy Market Operator enforced rolling power outages to make up a 250 megawatt shortfall in supply.

The State Energy Minister (Lily D?Ambrosio) said there would ?absolutely? be no blackouts this morning and the rolling blackouts started 90 minutes later. Welcome to the USSAustralia where we hope to make your 150th Birthday Party 0.001 degrees cooler but we…

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