Warnings of power blackouts on Australia's east coast aren't as ominous as they seem, an expert has said

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has issued auto-generated warnings in recent days telling consumers about anticipated shortfalls in the market that could lead to power outages in multiple states.

NSW, Victoria and South Australia exceeded the energy price cap and went into an "administrating price situation" yesterday, while Queensland had the day before.

Essentially, power generators are withdrawing energy capacity from the market due to a price cap of $300 a megawatt-hour (MWH) being imposed.