Good news for Whangārei, a total of 9000 households have received back electricity after experiencing a lack of it on Saturday evening due to a massive power cut. Northpower said the “major fault” happened at the Kensington substation and arose due to an issue with the 33kV busbar.
In Formby a power cut has involved hundreds of homes after building works disrupted a main power cable. SP Energy Networks stated that there was no advanced warning and that the power suddenly was interrupted.
Central North Island was hit by a power cut on Monday. Transpower notified the public that an investigation has been started and is continuing to shed light on the power cut that affected about 4000 properties.
It has been reported by the federal energy market operator that if the Yallourn coal-fired power plant won't be replaced soon, a decade of frequent power cuts will await Victoria, AU. Precautions have to be taken.
After a series of power outages caused by storms, bushfires and cyclones, Western Australia has declared its will to implement in large scale also abroad a completely off-grid system of energy distribution.
Most of the electricity issues will be resolved by the end of the day, however many others will take longer to be repaired. This is the the current power situation in Norfolk where a power cut affected thousands of properties.
In Rotorua, the closed museum undergoing renovations suffered a power failure to its power generator. The Rotorua Lakes Council arts and culture was informed by a tripped fuse. The generator costed $17,000 and the temporary power supply $7,000 to the ratepayers.
The semi dependent island of Jersey in the English Channel has been threatened by France of getting a power cut if the situation over the permission to access its fishing waters to French vessels won't be solved promptly.
Gwynedd and Anglesey were the most affected area by strong winds and heavy rain that left many businesses and homes without power. In particular Scottish Power has reported power losses in the Pwllheli, Amlwch and Pen-y-Sarn areas.
The UK Power Networks engineers were kept busy trying to reestablish power in many areas of Norfolk. Indeed, the only remaining live power cut in Norfolk and Waveney is in the Blundeston area, between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. The gusts of wind were so powerful to uproots dozens of trees.
The UK was hit with incredible force by gusts of winds reaching 75mph. The damages are great, from uprooted trees to having both Western Power Distribution and Scottish Power Energy Networks suffering power outages. Berkshire was heavily hit, the worst affected areas were Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.
In Nottingham, more specifically in Daybrook area, Western Power Distribution has confirmed that at 12:56 a power cut occured leaving 273 homes and businesses without energy. Supplies are expected to be restored by around 2:30 pm Monday 3 April.
It is has been reported that if rain will not arrive in the next few months in New Zealand, the population and infrastructure of the country will have to face two major problems. One is higher prices for the consumption of energy.
The second which maybe is even larger, will be a series of blackouts in the country. The tide is certainly out at Lake Pukaki. Storage levels across the South Island's hydro lakes are around two-thirds of what they usually are supposed to be.
Rain could rebalance the situation by rising the water storage levels so to rehabilitate power production and therefore supply major areas in the country with energy. The experts say that there is nothing to worry for the moment but the potential threat of blackouts remains, with the dry patterns forecast to stick around for at least the first half of winter.
A power cut caused oxygen supply interruption and two patients died in a hospital in the Netherlands. The power failure at the MUMC hospital in Maastricht was not detected immediately. The outage led to the deaths of a 76-year-old and 67-year-old men.