While we all love Australian summers, it’s also the season that puts our energy system under the most strain due to high electricity demand.

And it isn’t just the soaring sun and rising temperatures in most states that we need to be aware of. Did you know that cloud cover can have a dramatic impact on the power system? Listen to AEMO’s Mike Davidson, Manager of Operational Forecasting and Systems Capability, who explains the innovative techniques used to closely monitor the ever changing weather conditions. You will also hear how all of us can play a role in managing the power system (and potentially save a dollar or two doing it).

  • Read more about energy facts and safety tips for summer here.
  • Interested in saving power? Read our ten minute power saving guide here.
  • What to know more about Australia’s changing power system? Watch our animated video here.