Heatwave causes power outages as AEMO instructs load shedding

AT MIDDAY today, the Australian Energy Market Operator cut power to over 60,000 customers in Victoria as the state sweltered through a second day of extreme heat and generators struggled to keep up with grid supply as power generators failed.

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The market operator also instructed Alcoa's Portland smelter to reduce its power requirements and pull back operations to take some of the pressure off the market.

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