Rotational load shedding ? Well may you ask what that is! Allow me to enlighten you. Pardon the whinge… hot weather does that to me.
It’s the gobbledegook speak we are being subjected to here when we have power black outs = Deliberate. Power. Black. Outs. At peak times. Like in the case of our current wave of extreme heat when 90,000 properties had their power cut last night. Even our overnight low did not go below 25C.
I am writing this at 8.20pm. Today reached 42C. Currently it is 37C. Another hot night to look forward to.
We are excited to be told that we all get to have a turn at having our power cut off for a period of time to ease the burden of providing electricity to citizens expiring from the heat. Yay!! Not only do we have our power supply cut, we also get to pay premium price for power we do not have. Double YAY !! The cost of South Australia’s electricity is THE highest in the country with predictions it will rise to the top for The World.
In their wisdom our fearless leaders outsourced electricity supply to a private company. Furthermore, our fearless leaders closed down a gas generating power plant with no long term sustainable alternative plan. And a power plant has remained closed down even though it could be rebooted. Is that what you do to them to make them operational again? All this at peak time of power consumption.
How lucky are we ?! Meanwhile, I am slowly melting into a puddle of sweat…….. I hope our power stays on tonight. We have at least two more days of this weather.
© Raili Tanska