In recent months there's been much discussion in Australian media on whether the national energy grid can meet demand.
A variety of commentators have weighed in, even Elon Musk contributed to the mix of options of available.
One thing that seemed to be missing from the flurry of words was discussion of how to reduce power consumption.
I am an energy miser and in the habit of turning everything off when it doesn't need to be on, which is one reason why you can't call me when I'm not home. (Another is I rarely answer the phone.)
Two things have contributed to reducing my electricity bills.
The first was buying a new fridge. I didn't realise the efficiency gains made in recent years, so when I was forced to replace my old fridge I saw a benefit in following months.
The second tip is more relevant, as people don't want to spend money to save money: turn down the thermostat on your hot water heater.
I can't remember where I read it but it was while living in a rental property, so it's a good tip for everyone.
Just head over to your hot water heater, look for a cover that's likely to be held down with one screw near the base of the unit.
You'll likely find a variable dial and it may even have temperatures written on it.
Turn the hot water heater down to around 55°C to 60°C.
It'll still feel hot but maybe not scalding hot. If you need hotter water while washing dishes, boil the kettle or microwave as much as you need.
If you're a parent there's an added bonus in that, should a child turn on the hot water tap in the bath, they are less likely to suffer severe burns.