At midnight, power began returning to some areas, June 22 fully power restored. The power cut was due to take most of a day, from 9am to 4pm, with the reason given as “We are planning to carry out work to refurbish the High Voltage overhead line network supplying your area.” Western Power grid supply repair truck (Image: T. Larkum) The power cut occurred at 4:20 pm and power was slowly restored between 5:20 and 6:30 pm. On May 17, parts of South Florida were blacked out after a malfunctioning relay caused the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Miami to go offline. [121], On February 22 at 12:51, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand. [27], On the evening of February 2, power in parts of the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens was lost following an explosion at Con Ed's Waterside power facility on 40th Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan. The outage affected more than 2 million people, and created a vast traffic jam. Yep, I think you're right. all the region had been electrified. [36][37], On May 17, most of South Florida was blacked out after a brush fire in the Everglades damaged overhead transmission lines. This resulted in an electricity deficit of about 1,000 megawatts, and the power supply was shut off in several areas to protect the aging infrastructure. The cause remains unknown. [240] With 1.65 million customers affected in New Jersey and 1.19 million customers affected in New York. Some television channels were halted for nearly two hours due to the outage. At Grand Central Terminal power in the terminal was lost, but power on the tracks was retained because it runs on direct current. [115], On June 27, Portsmouth, England suffered a massive blackout when a substation caught fire. [157], On October 5 at 2:15 am, a cable trench fire at Transpower's Penrose substation in Auckland, New Zealand, disconnected supply to Vector's local distribution network. [130], On September 8–9, the 2011 Southwest blackout affected parts of Southern California and Arizona, as well as parts of northwestern Mexico. The subsequent investigations showed it had been caused by a human error. [108][109][110], On January 30, two separate transmission lines were hit by lightning, blacking out the Northern Territory city of Darwin and the nearby cities of Katherine and Palmerston starting at about 6:00 am. As a result, power supplies were cut to about half of the homes for approximately four days, while other homes were given three-hour allocations of power followed by six hours "off". [55] In São Paulo, traffic authorities announced they closed the city's tunnels to prevent robberies. A "large number" of Edinburgh residents have been left without power this morning due to a fault. We will answer any question 24 hours a day. The blackout disrupted metro and tram operation in Istanbul. On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike landed in Galveston and left over 2 million customers without power in the Greater Houston area. Power was restored after one month, on June 18. [240], On August 10, a derecho moved through the United States across Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, leaving more than 1 million customers without electricity access; including 250,000 customers in the Chicago area. The outage lasted as long as six days for some customers in the hardest hit communities. by David Walker. On September 29, there was a power cut that affected the entire island of Tenerife, affecting almost one million people and carrying out dozens of emergency services, most of them people who had been trapped in elevators.[231]. HP Solution Center Adobe Flash player error, † The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. [185], On January 10, January 21, and February 27, there was a complete power outage in Sudan. Power grids of several other nations (Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Greece and Morocco) experienced minor local outages. This caused the system to break in many pieces, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states were split with a few areas remaining online. About 7,500 customers on the Bonavista Peninsula were without service for almost a week. There are currently 82 properties off supply. [125], Starting on July 11, Cyprus suffered a half-week power outage, affecting all cities on the Greek part of the island. [104], On July 20, power was cut to around 100,000 homes in the areas of South East London and North Kent, UK, after vandals deliberately caused a fire near a cable installation, which caused failure of a 132 kV cable and four circuit boards. AM radio stations were largely unaffected, as most of their transmitters were located in either Northern New Jersey (e.g. Unaffected regions were Van and Hakkari provinces which are fed by electricity from Iran. 06:29 PM. [161][162][163], On January 26, 80% of Pakistan (some 140 million people) were without power due to technical fault at a power station in Sindh. A forklift carrying a shipping container accidentally hit one of the Otahuhu to Henderson 220 kV circuits while the other circuit was out for maintenance, leaving the region supplied by four low capacity 110 kV circuits. It happened at around 10:00 pm local time, and it was caused by a rupture of the undersea cable from Mainland Tanzania. It is believed an explosion at South Morang contributed to the power problems along three transmission lines supplying Victoria's west and Victorian power supplier SP AusNet shed 1,000 megawatts. The reason was the fall of wet, heavy snow, which stuck to the power cables and caused them to break. On May 10, a nationwide blackout that lasted 5 hours affected Romania, causing US$1 billion losses, larger than the earthquake that had hit the country on March 4. [62], On January 2, a fault in the transmission system in the state of Uttar Pradesh led to cascading failure throughout northern India.[63]. [216], On July 19, storms and high winds in Michigan caused loss of power to roughly 600,000 to 800,000 customers[217] and left many still without power for 6 days,[218] the second highest number of storm related outages in Michigan power company DTE Energy Co.'s history. 1.5 million people lost power, in almost all of Utah, as well as parts of southeastern Idaho and southwestern Wyoming. Western Power Distribution … Another failure occurred in 154 kV Babaeski substation which caused a blackout in Thrace. The blackout was due to a cascading failure of the power grid started by a transformer failure. More than 60,000 people were on Rio's subway when lights went out. The power outage, popularly referred to as the "Apagón" (translated as "super outage") has been labeled as the largest in Puerto Rico not caused by an atmospheric event. I don’t know, I just know it’s plug in to a PowerPoint on the wall. [58], On December 26–28, 1999 Cyclone Lothar and Martin left 3.4 million customers in France without electricity, and forced EdF to acquire all the available portable power generators in Europe, with some even being brought in from Canada. On September 7, a series of widespread derechos in the Northeast (the Labor Day Derechos) caused a power outage for hundreds of thousands of customers for several days. Most power was restored within five days, though some central city areas were still without power as late as May 1. There was a lack of electric power from 4:42 to 9:20 am. There must be at least 1,000,000 person-hours of disruption. The nationwide blackout[171] was caused when a rogue monkey entered a power station. Some generators tripped because of the overfrequency, which aggravated the problem, and after an automatic rejection of 35% of the sub-system load the underfrequency did not go away. Greetings,Welcome to the forum.I am not a HP employee. Power supplies have been restored to properties in Totnes after more than 900 experienced an outage this morning. In total 2.6 million people across the US were left without power as a result of the storm. Today it's 3rd power cut since morning at my area(Sampigehalli main road, under jakkur electricity board) Pathetic service from #BESCOM. The storm caused a domino effect of power outages throughout the Southeast of England. A second lightning strike caused the loss of two more overhead power lines, and the last power connection between New York City and the Northwest. [106], On November 10–20, 10:13 pm Brasília official time,[107] the 2009 Brazil and Paraguay blackout due to the failure of transmission lines from Itaipu Dam, the world's second-largest hydroelectric dam, affecting over 80 million customers. The power lines heading north to Miami were restored much more quickly, as they were strung along the side of US Highway 1 on dry land. [140][141], Over the weekend of January 26 – February 5 ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald caused the loss of power to over 250,000 customers in South East Queensland, Australia. Just a few hundred remain in dark", "Listrik Padam di Jabodetabek, MRT Tutup Layanan untuk Sementara", "Listrik Mati Lagi di Sebagian Jabodetabek Senin Pagi, Kapan Menyala? A power cut has left some thousands of residents in the Wood End area of Coventry without electricity this morning. Over 80 percent of the city (approximately 160,000 customers) lost power. According to reports, as many as 500,000 lost power with restoration efforts expected through December 29. Over 85,000 customers in Auckland's central-eastern suburbs lost electricity for over 12 hours. The blackout was due to the failure of a transmission line near the massive Belo Monte hydroelectric station. On August 5, a 50-mile (80-km) stretch of Florida's gold coast was hit with a general power failure after an explosion at the Cutler Ridge facility. [86], On February 20, coal supplies to some power plants in Java were stopped, as ships could not dock at ports due to large waves. The blackout was due to the thunderstorm. On October 10, Hurricane Michael hit the Gulf Coast of the United States, causing thousands of customers in the Panhandle of Florida, especially Panama City and Port St. Joe, to lose power for up to 10 days. On September 23, a power failure affected five million people in east Denmark and southern Sweden. [54] On June 9, 350,000 people in Dallas County, Texas lost power after a severe thunderstorm downed hundreds of trees across the area. [30], On July 13–14 in New York City, 9 million people were affected by a power outage. This was BCHydro's single largest outage. Starting on 1 September, Hurricane Dorian damaged transmission systems and caused extensive lengthy power outages in the Bahamas, the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, and in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in Canada. The initial blackout lasts around 9 hours where at 21:00 local time power to most of the affected areas has been restored, although power to some rural and residential areas in Jakarta has not been restored yet past midnight. On July 31, the 2012 India blackout left half of India without electricity supply. Power was lost at around 11:30 am and restored to most areas by 11:00 pm. The imbalance between generation and demand in each section resulted in the power outages for consumers.[80]. The outage was determined to be the result of significant frost collection on grid equipment. We had a massive power cut which took out the power in 2500 properties for about an hour on Saturday morning. [241], From August 3 to August 5 Hurricane Isaias pushed through the USA from South Carolina to New England then up into Canada, causing 6.4 million customers to lose power, affecting an estimated 13.8 million people. 326 transmission tower collapsed due to a landslide, which disconnected around 8.46 million electricity consumers. The New York Daily News was also affected when the blackout caused their printing facility to halt operations. The failure initiated after maintenance of a 500 kV line brought it offline, and subsequent weaknesses in operations planning and lack of real-time situational awareness at multiple power stations led to cascading outages. Governor Tony Evers declared a statewide state of emergency, with preliminary estimates of damage and cleanup costs of $5.3 million[215] On July 30, due to a massive breakdown in the northern grid, there was a major power failure which affected seven north Indian states, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Rajasthan. The outage affected much of central Melbourne with train and tram services cancelled, the evacuation of Crown Casino, traffic light failures, people being rescued from lifts and patrons of the Victorian Arts Centre evacuated and shows cancelled. Only about 10 million citizens were affected by the outage as the World Bank estimates that only 23% of the country's population have access to electricity.[172]. Economic costs were estimated in tens of millions of dollars. [67], On July 13, Baku and nearly the entirety of Azerbaijan experienced a blackout due to unknown causes. It's the first time I've had anything bad happen due to a power cut in 20 years, and my other two PCs survived unscathed so I don't think a UPS is worth the expense. [88] The failure disrupted power to customers in 35 southern Florida counties and spread into the northern Florida peninsula. Energias de Portugal, the main Portuguese electricity operator, later reported that the blackout was due to the electrocution of an unfortunate stork, which landed "on the wrong place at the wrong time". Power is back up More formally, in the news or so; Power has been restored (to the affected areas) In my experience, the word power is used much more often than electricity when referring to the stuff coming out of a (ahem) power socket, even though, strictly speaking, it is a less accurate term. The power outage resulted in high instances of looting occurring over 26 hours. Most power was restored within 1 day. [65] Consequently, it is among the largest blackouts, affecting more than 30 million. This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 15:11. This is now confirmed to be due to lightning strikes on power lines, which caused HECO's system to trip. On April 15, a little before 9:00 pm, a severe power cut blacked out up to 80% of the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan and northern parts of neighboring Kyrgyzstan, affecting a few million people for several hours. London, Essex, Kent and surrounding areas had no power for about half an hour during the two outages. [87], On February 26, a failed switch and fire at an electrical substation outside Miami triggered widespread blackouts in parts of Florida affecting four million people. This is a list of notable wide-scale power outages. [207][23] At least 43 deaths were attributed to the initial wave of blackouts. [164], On March 27, a technical problem in one of the main power grids in North Holland caused 1 million households to not have power for at least one hour. Many public school districts were closed for up to five days the following week. Ini Penyebab Listrik Sulsel Padam, Kapan Pemadaman Berakhir", "SaskPower says frost-downed lines led to tripped power stations", "BC Hydro crews continue to repair damage after historic windstorm, extended outages expected", "B.C. [165], On March 31, because of technical problems, over 90% of Turkey (about 70 million people) went without power. Classes were disrupted for Deepmala Wadekar, who imparts mathematics lessons to students in Turkey, France and UK. [34][35], On December 27, two-thirds of the Swedish network was shut down when a single component in a switching station failed, causing a short circuit in a transformer. Restoration efforts involved rebuilding significant parts of the already dilapidated power grid. 50% of customers were reconnected by evening and 75% by the following morning. [52][53] A chain reaction was started when a lightning strike occurred at 22h 16m at an electricity substation in Bauru, São Paulo State causing most of the 440 kV circuits at the substation to trip. On May 20, the entire island of Zanzibar suffered a complete shutdown of power. WABC-AM) or on High Island (e.g. It took about seven hours for the system to fully recover. Power outages were also reported in a number of other states, including Virginia, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. [142], On February 8–9, some 650,000 homes and businesses in the northeastern US lost power as the result of a powerful nor'easter that brought hurricane-force wind gusts and more than two feet (60 cm) of snow to New England. Power was restored at: To be confirmed. 200,000 remained without power on the evening of June 10[209] and 16,000 on the afternoon of June 12 restored. On August 24, Hurricane Andrew made landfall on Elliott Key. 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