Load shedding


On rare occasions, planned or deliberate interruptions occur because electricity generators cannot safely supply the demand for power.

The occasions are known as rotating outages, load shedding or power sharing and often happen at very short notice at the direction of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Although this is not common, all electricity networks operate in this way from time to time.

You can visit AEMO for the latest updates on load shedding.