Statement from Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni

Published Tuesday, 25 May, 2021 at 06:14 PM

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

The Australian Energy Market Operator has advised that some customers in Queensland may experience further outages this evening following the incident at Callide C Power Station earlier today.

Energy Minister Mick de Brenni thanked Queenslanders for their patience and understanding.

“I’m thankful no one was injured in this incident and we’re working hard to resolve these unprecedented issues as quickly as we can,” the Minister said. 

“Essential services such as hospitals, transport networks, ports, airports and other key infrastructure will stay online. 

“AEMO have advised this should be resolved by 9:30pm.

“The best way to ensure this is done as quickly as possible is to conserve energy use.

“If you and your family are in a position to, please consider conserving energy by turning off appliances, heaters and reverse-cycle air conditioning.

“Commercial and industrial users can also contribute to the effort by reducing energy use where it’s safe to do so.

“Importantly, this may affect traffic lights so it is important people stay off roads unless absolutely necessary. If you are on the roads, be careful.”

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