Energy Minister Mick de Brenni

May 26, 2021

Energy Minister Mick de Brenni says power has been restored to all homes and businesses impacted by the incident at Callide C Power Station on Tuesday.

Minister de Brenni said the Australian Energy Market Operator was confident there would be sufficient supply to meet demand going forward.

“While we originally prepared for load shedding to occur across the State, I’m pleased to report this was not required last night,” he said.

“The network is now stabilised, meaning Queenslanders can be confident in reliable supply.”

Extra capacity from the Wivenhoe Pumped Hydroelectric Power Station and Swanbank E Power Station brought the system back into balance.

“When Callide C went down, we were able to boost both Wivenhoe and Swanbank E to help fill the deficit,” Mr de Brenni said.

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