Some 40,000 homes lost power yesterday in Victoria, it seems from blown fuses in substations or at transformers. That is not good. But how about this snip from The Age.
What? Since when do you have to tell your power company that you have bought an air conditioner? I think it is getting pretty close to being able to say almost everyone has an air conditioner and if they haven't, they will soon. But there are a lot of people who via roof top solar panels, generate more electricity than their air con and other appliances use, and so feed electricity back into the grid on these hot sunny days.