Blackouts

NSW Heatwave Causes Power Outages In Sydney

NSW Heatwave Causes Power Outages In Sydney

On the afternoon of one of the hottest days this year so far, Sydney’s inner west has just gone dark. 11,000 homes are without power, and salvation isn’t expected until later tonight. It’s not a planned outage caused by excess load, though — the problem is with the local network…

It Took 260km/h Winds To Kill South Australia’s Power Grid

It Took 260km/h Winds To Kill South Australia’s Power Grid

It took “one of the most significant severe thunderstorm outbreaks in recent decades”, with seven tornadoes and a storm producing phenomenally damaging wind speeds, to bring down South Australia’s power grid and cause a blackout in late September. Although the national electricity market operator and conservative commentators were quick to…