Bushfires cause power disruptions across NSW and Victoria

THE Australian Energy Market Operator has been tackling numerous reliability issues along the east coast as the bushfires forced it to power down interconnectors and powerlines to avoid damage, leaving tens of thousands without power.

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Camera footage from the upper Tumut substation. Photo credit Matt Kean

 
On Saturday, AEMO issued a forecast Lack of Reserve 2, which it said would limit generators' availability.