Minister answers more questions about power
The energy minister says Victoria has enough power, blaming “poles and wires” for this week's power outages in oppressive heat.
Lily d’Ambrosio told Melbourne Radio's Neil Mitchell that Victorians “shouldn't have to cop it” and will demand answers and solutions from power company chiefs today.
“A lot of attention has focused on whether we have enough energy for summer,” she said.
“We do. Last night that wasn’t the problem.
“The poles and wires and substations have let us down.”
“My priority is that once everyone’s power has been restored … I’ll be sitting down with the distribution businesses, with the market operator overseeing their efforts, and the Australian Energy regulator to actually get them to identify what went wrong, why, and what steps they’re going to take,” Ms d’Ambrosio.
“People deserve to have confidence in our energy system.”
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