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Cable fault causes power cut
This power failure news is from United Kingdom

Cable fault causes power cut

More than 3000 homes were affected by a power cut following an electrical fault in Walderslade. UK Power Networks say 3430 customers were impacted by the power cut, and crews worked to restore the supply a couple of hours later.
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Bangladesh faces power failure after national grid fails
This power failure news is from Bangladesh

Bangladesh faces power failure after national grid fails

Large swaths of Bangladesh left without electricity after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to gradually restore the power supply in the country of 168 million people. Almost 75-80 percent of the country were affected by the failure.
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Into darkness for hours as Harrow power cut strikes
This power failure news is from United Kingdom

Into darkness for hours as Harrow power cut strikes

An unplanned power cut has plunged thousands of north London homes into complete darkness. The power outage struck properties and street lights across Harrow, Stanmore and Wembley at 6pm on Sunday.
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Hundreds of homes experience power cuts from Norwich to Hoveton Author Picture Icon Grace Piercy
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Hundreds of homes experience power cuts from Norwich to Hoveton Author Picture Icon Grace Piercy

A power cut left hundreds of customers without electricity in Norwich and Hoveton, following an underground electricity cable has faulted on the high voltage network, causing the failure.
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Power failure affected thousands of properties
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Power failure affected thousands of properties

Thousands of properties in the East Wight were without electricity following a major power cut. Some 141 post codes were affected.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have apologized for the power cut and aim to have the supply restored by 1pm.

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Storm Fiona knocks out power
This power failure news is from United Kingdom

Storm Fiona knocks out power

Some 500,000 homes were left without power across the region as the storm pummelled a wide area, felling countless trees and ripping roofs from buildings.
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Power cut in Lancaster
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Power cut in Lancaster

Nearly 100 homes and businesses were without electricity after a power cut in Lancaster. A spokesman for Electricity North West said that this power cut was caused by an unexpected incident on the high voltage cable that provides electricity to homes and businesses. A couple of hours later, service was restored.
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Whopping six-hour power failure
This power failure news is from South Africa

Whopping six-hour power failure

Power cuts in South Africa have intensified, with the most industrialized state on the continent having to cut electricity for six hours every day. Anger is mounting over the sweeping measures, caused by failures of ageing and poorly maintained infrastructure. Andre de Ruyter, the boss of state-owned Eskom, announced a series of planned outages in the coming week. Urging South Africans to use electricity sparingly, he called for office lights to be turned off at night, and for swimming pool pumps and water heaters to be turned off during peak hours.
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Whitehawk in Brighton hit by power cut
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Whitehawk in Brighton hit by power cut

Residents near Whitehawk wre experiencing an #outage, with the problems said to be caused by a failing cable. The outage affected around 800 people in the BN2 5 postcode area. According to UK Power Network, the reason for the power cut has been that "an underground electricity cable has faulted on our high voltage network, causing an area wide power cut".
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Thousands left without electricity after massive power cut
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Thousands left without electricity after massive power cut

A large part of a Merseyside town left without power after an outage hit. People living in Birkdale, and other parts of Southport, have been left without electric after Scottish Power confirmed there was an outage in the town. Service was restored a couple of hours later.
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 Power cuts due to energy crisis in Greece
This power failure news is from Greece

Power cuts due to energy crisis in Greece

There are nearly zero chances that the energy crisis will lead to power cuts, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Tuesday, talking to the private broadcaster Skai, ANA reports. Skrekas said that no bonus will be given for decreasing natural gas consumption as this would be hard to calculate for apartment blocks with shared central heating systems
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Power cut takes out electric
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Power cut takes out electric

A helicopter carrying out a survey in a search for minerals in Aberdeenshire caused a power cut to over 1,000 homes after it struck an electricity pylon. The electromagnetic monitoring loop, suspended below the helicopter, struck a pylon near Balmedie.
SSEN engineers carried out repairs and power was restored to all 1,004 properties affected. Aberdeen Minerals Limited said it was aware of the incident.
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Power failure due to torrential rain in the city
This power failure news is from India

Power failure due to torrential rain in the city

Bengaluru is most likely to see some power outages as the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KTPCL) is undertaking some projects that were delayed due to torrential rain in the city. Check the list of affected divisions and areas by following the link.
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Without electricity in Clydebank
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Without electricity in Clydebank

Hundreds of households across Clydebank have been plunged into darkness as power cut hit five regions. Crews were working to restore service and after a couple of hours later, service returned to customers.
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Power cut caused by high winds
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Power cut caused by high winds

SP Energy Networks has issued safety advice to help Lanarkshire residents remain safe in the event of a power cut caused by forecast high winds this weekend.
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 Electricity company reduce power cuts throughout week
This power failure news is from South Africa

Electricity company reduce power cuts throughout week

South Africa's Eskom will reduce planned power cuts this week after sufficient progress was made in replenishing emergency generation reserves. Eskom's aging power stations run mostly on coal and are highly prone to faults, resulting in frequent outages which constrain economic growth. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's government has tried to reform Eskom to make it more efficient, but progress has been slow.

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Severe disruption on tube after power supply failure
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Severe disruption on tube after power supply failure

London Underground services were suffering severe disruption due to “power supply problems”, Transport for London (TfL) said. The issue means no trains were running on the entire Victoria line. The Piccadilly line was suspended between Hyde Park Corner and Cockfosters, with severe delays on the rest of the line. Tube stations were evacuated and closed due to the issue.
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 Three powerful surges of electricity caused power cuts
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Three powerful surges of electricity caused power cuts

There has been a power cut across after three powerful surges of electricity knocked out power to hundreds of homes and left burglar alarms sounding. A couple of hours later, service was restored.
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Customers affected by powet cut in Seaham
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Customers affected by powet cut in Seaham

Hundreds of homes in Seaham were without power after an unplanned power cut. The service says the power cut has been caused by problems with cables or equipment serving the area. Crews were working to restore the service.
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Hospital affected by power cut
This power failure news is from United Kingdom

Hospital affected by power cut

A power outage let without electricity. Samantha Allen, chief executive of NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, said people needed electrical devices such as oxygen machines "for survival". She has written to regulator Ofgem calling for action to ensure energy companies have better checks in place, so this situation don't happen again.
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Chennai power disruption
This power failure news is from India

Chennai power disruption

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) said that power was suspended in parts of Chennai in Tambaram, Poonamalle, Southuperumbedu, Kolathur carrying out maintenance work in the city.
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Electricity supplies restored following power cut
This power failure news is from United Kingdom

Electricity supplies restored following power cut

A power cut hit a number of areas in Deeside. Electricity went off in parts of Ewloe, Hawarden, Shotton, Aston and Queensferry. The engineers were working in the area, and fixed the fault also the control centre restored some supplies remotely.

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Thousands of homes affected by power cut
This power failure news is from United Kingdom

Thousands of homes affected by power cut

A power cut affected thousands of homes in the west end of Glasgow. Electricity was cut off to residences in the G11, parts of Partick, Kelvindale, Anniesland, Knightswood and Finnieston. The cut has impacted on some businesses in the area, as well as homes. The service was restored a couple of hours later.

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Major power outage reported across Oman
This power failure news is from Oman

Major power outage reported across Oman

A major power outage impacted in several parts of Oman. Chairman APSR said that the reason of the outages was due to technical reasons. He explained that the interruption started as a result of a technical failure in the 400 kilovolt power transmission lines (the main line and the backup line) linking the two main stations of Ibri and Nihaida.
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Power cut in Thanet affects hundreds of homes
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Power cut in Thanet affects hundreds of homes

A huge power cut left hundreds of homes without electricity. UK Power Networks said about 875 customers across seven postcodes in Thanet were affected by the outage. An investigation revealed that the cause of the outage was an underground electricity cable that faulted on the high voltage network.