Hundreds of homes around 3 postal codes between Swaffham and Thetford have been affected y a power cut on Friday of last week. The UK Power Networks claimed the power cut is due to a high voltage overhead electricity line fault.
470,000 Queenslanders were affected by a power cut after a power station caught fire on Tuesday afternoon. They are now asked to reduce their energy output to reduce the stress on the system by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
Power failure in Ayase, Japan, left about 9,000 houses without power. The power outage in the city also resulted in some traffic lights being turned off. The cause of the outage is yet to be established.
A major power outage occurred in Karachi due to the tripping of a high-tension transmission line, supply to associated grids was affected. The power supply was restored later in the majority of areas. The last massive power breakdown took place less than five months ago, plunging the entire country into darkness.
In many parts of Mumbai, people were without electricity after Cyclone Tauktae struck. The different areas faced power outages for more than 36 hours. There was damage to 188 substations, 1095 feeders, and 2600 electric poles from this cyclone.
A massive power failure in Panaji, India transitioned into a water crisis, particularly for residential complexes and those without wells to draw water. A resident said that due to the cyclone and power failure in surrounding areas, they weren't able to get water tankers.
South Africa's Eskom implemented nationwide scheduled power failures due to breakdowns at seven of its power plants. Eskom said in a statement the breakdowns at the seven plants represented a "total loss of 6,044 MW (megawatts)
Power losses in Taiwan, traced to a power plant, affected at least 6 million homes. Reports emerged of people trapped in elevators, mostly in the north of Taiwan, said fire service officials. SMC said its power had been restored after a "brief power dip." Power was restored around 8 p.m. local time.