Australia’s east coast received a level 3 power cut warning on Monday – AKA loadshedding for the Aussies.
“Millions across Australia’s east coast are again facing the threat of major blackouts tonight, as the ongoing cold snap sees electricity demand exceed supply,” reported 9News Australia.
Millions across Australia's east coast are again facing the threat of major blackouts tonight, as the ongoing cold snap sees electricity demand exceed supply. #9News
— 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) June 14, 2022
Danny Price from Frontier Economics told the publication that “There’s literally no spare capacity in the Queensland region, there’s just enough supply to meet demand, but it can’t cope with any more outages or any contingencies.”
Sound familiar? Eskom said on Tuesday that its system was constrained and warned it could implement loadshedding.
“The power system is severely constrained and loadshedding may be implemented at short notice during the evenings, should there be any significant breakdowns,” said the local power utility.
Beloved fast food outlet Nandos might be quicker to deliver the burn on social media than it is getting your order ready on a Friday night.
Replying to 9 News’s “power outage” tweet, Nandos joked: “We’ve just added loadshedding to our list of exports. Washa!”
We've just added loadshedding to our list of exports. Washa! 🔥 https://t.co/WCBjv2RoGt
— NandosSA (@NandosSA) June 14, 2022
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