Post by Paul Aubrin
Des hôpitaux réduisent leur consommation en raison de la crise électrique
Un porte-parole de Alfred Health dans l'état de Victoria, qui supervise
trois hôpitaux de Melbourne, a confirmé que la mise en oeuvre de mesures,
telles que la réduction de l'éclairage, pour maintenir l'utilisation de
l'énergie à son minimum [...] en accord avec une recommandation de
l'opérateur Australien des marchés électriques.
Hospitals cut power use as supply crisis strikes
The Australian Luke Griffiths 20 January 2018
A spokeswoman for Victoria’s Alfred Health, which oversees three
Melbourne hospitals, confirmed measures, such as the dimming of lights,
were implemented to keep energy usage at a minimum. “Hospitals within
Alfred Health have taken the initiative to act as good corporate citizens
and reduce the use of electricity that is not directly needed for patient
care,” the spokeswoman said.
“This is consistent with the advice provided by the Australian Energy
Sitaution conjoncturelle liée à de très fortes températures et une
demande excessive liée à l'usage de climatiseurs.
The hot weather that baked Victoria, South Australia and NSW on
Thursday and Friday, severely stressing electricity supplies as
Australians turned up their *air conditioners*, was a close call.
Only two states – Tasmania and Queensland – were producing more
electricity than they used, and it was that small combined surplus
which stopped blackouts and the closure of industry.
Cool on Saturday in Victoria and coastal NSW, with temperatures in the
comfortable mid-twenties, Adelaide was the only southern hotspot on 33
degrees at 6pm. After that, though, the Bureau of Meteorology predicts
a run of warm, mild days that will pose no threat to the grid.
But on Wednesday, Adelaide’s forecast calls for a high of 30 degrees,
to be followed by temperatures that will escalate to close to forty
degrees by Saturday.
Outer suburban western Sydney is already getting a taste of what lies
While Sunday’s temperatures near the coast will be a tolerable 30
degrees, Penrith is bracing for a week of torrid temperatures as high
as *43 degrees*, according the Bureau of Meteorology.
Melbourne, too, is due for another heatwave as the same boiling weather
moves to the east from South Australia – and that could be a huge
Last week’s heat saw Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital initiate a ‘Code
Yellow’, dimming lights and non-essential equipment in a bid to avert a
Friday power outage. A hospital spokesperson said the move was
“consistent with the advice provided by the Australian Energy Market