Thousands without power south of Ballarat as temperature soars

Updated January 19 2018 - 3:40pm, first published 2:59pm
A screenshot of the Powercor website.
A screenshot of the Powercor website.

UPDATE, 3.40PM: The Australian Energy Market Operator has kicked off emergency measures to protect power supply after Victoria's Loy Yang B brown coal-fired power station failed on Thursday afternoon, sending electricity spot prices soaring.

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