1000+ power failure news from around the world (2024)

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No Large Files Over Mobile Networks to Avoid Power Failures

Can you imagine Swiss government proposing restrictions on transmission large files over mobile networks? They did it! While a power failure scenario is considered unlikely, the Federal Council stated that sector-specific measures are also needed to prevent a collapse of the power supply in an emergency. Another sector, telecommunications, has drawn up proposals to reduce electricity consumption.

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This power failure news is from Australia

Cloudflare suffers systems outage due to power failure

Network delivery and security giant Cloudflare has experienced a multi-day outage on its control plane and analytics services. The systems suffered an outage, resulting in some customers being unable to access certain services.

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This power failure news is from South Africa

Utility Eskom expects lower power cuts in summer

Eskom had projected an unprecedented level of power cuts during the winter months. Although its most dire predictions did not materialise, the country still experienced 10 hours of power cuts for 39 days in winter and not a single day with uninterrupted supply.

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This power failure news is from Kenya

Longest power outage

The most prolonged nationwide power outage in Kenyan memory remained a mystery as the government-owned power company blamed a failure at Africa’s largest wind farm, which laid the responsibility on the power grid instead. Some of Kenya’s more than 50 million people, including in the capital, Nairobi, saw power return almost 24 hours after the massive outage

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This power failure news is from France

Masive power cut after explosion

An explosion at a power substation in southern France left tens of thousands of households across three departments without power. Homes were left on average without power for around an hour. It took up to four hours in the worst-hit areas for it to be restored.

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This power failure news is from Malta

Grech blames Labour government for power outages crisis

Bernard Grech attributes the recent spate of power outages to a decision made by the previous Labour government a decade ago, after it chose to shelve PN's plans for improving the distribution network. Widespread power cuts across Malta caused by a week-long heatwave have led to criticism of Prime Minister Robert Abela's government, with business fearing it could damage summer tourism on the island

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On Investigation of Power Outage Causes

Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov briefed President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the results of the investigation into the causes of a power outage. Noting a high accident rate of power stations in the Atyrau and Mangystau regions, Nurmaganbetov highlighted that the energy complex equipment was completely worn out

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This power failure news is from Ethiopia

Surgeons overcome power outages in Ethiopia

A delegation of Israeli surgeons faced a daunting challenge when a general power failure interrupted a life-saving surgery they were performing in Ethiopia. But thanks to their quick thinking and resourcefulness, the team successfully completed the procedure and saved the life of a three-year-old patient.

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Power supply failure causes massive delays

Furious Eurostar passengers have hit out over massive delays after a failure of the electrical supply between Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International caused issues on Sunday. Hundreds of passengers were forced to stand in huge queues during high temperatures before being told the last service was cancelled.

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Systems improved after power failure in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Water authority says its systems are steadily improving after a power failure at the Vereeniging purification plant infrastructure. The authority says the pumping system is making steady progress after the water supply was affected for the past two days which affected pumping capacity at the bulk supplier’s Eikenhof pump station leaving most of the serviced areas without water supply.

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This power failure news is from South Africa

Water supply interruption due to power failure

Umgeni Water says the plant has not been receiving power for a while, meaning they are unable to treat water to drinking standards. Umgeni Water is responsible for the supply of drinking water to the eThekwini metro. Contractors are doing everything they can to restore the power supply as quickly as possible.

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This power failure news is from Nigeria

Birnin Kebbi residents lament power outage

Birnin Kebbi residents have decried incessant power outage caused by Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KAEDCO), which according to them, has paralysed socio-economic activities in the area. Businessmen and shop owners are badly affected, the excessive power outage has almost crippled their businesses due to insufficient supply of power on daily basis.

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Power failure reported in Cuba

The Cuban Electric Union reported that the provinces from Cienfuegos to Guantanamo were without power. The event is associated with a fault in the 220 kV Matanzas-Santa Clara and Matanzas-Cienfuegos lines. Specialists from the sector began the restoration process and the causes of the failure are being investigated

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This power failure news is from Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan again struggling with power outages

Households and enterprises in seven regions across Kazakhstan were temporarily knocked off the power grid as temperatures dropped to around -14 degrees Celsius over the weekend, in fresh evidence of how the country is struggling to cope with inexorably mounting demand for electricity. State-run power grid operator KEGOC said in a statement that the need to effect an emergency suspension of transmissions on a high-voltage power line led to a 10 percent reduction in capacity.

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This power failure news is from Pakistan

Major cities without electricity after grid breakdown

Pakistan suffered a huge power cut following a breakdown in its national grid, leaving millions of people without electricity. Power minister Khurrum Dastagir said the grid failure followed a frequency variation in southern Pakistan. Pakistan often suffers from power cuts, which are blamed on mismanagement and a lack of investment in infrastructure.

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This power failure news is from Philippines

Thousands stranded at Philippines int'l airport after power outage

Chaos erupted at the Philippines’ main gateway, after it faced a severe power outage, paralysing the country’s air traffic control and disrupting over 300 flights causing misery for over 65,000 passengers, the Associated Press reported.

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This power failure news is from South Africa

Eskom fault leaves Overstrand residents without electricity

Residents from Gansbaai, Stanford and Hermanus were left without any power supply following a power outage. The power failure were the result of the increasing pressure on the municipality's water and sanitation infrastructure. The power supply failure comes hot on the heels of Eskom announcing stage 6 load shedding.

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This power failure news is from France

Parts of Paris left into darkness

Several districts of southern Paris were plunged into darkness on Thursday night due to a power outage tied to a technical glitch on an electrical transformer of energy supplier Enedis.

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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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This power failure news is from Japan

700 passengers walk along tracks after Tokyo trains suspended by power cut

About 700 passengers on Tokyu Railways Co.'s Den-en-toshi Line had to get off a train and walk along the tracks to the nearest station because of a power outage caused by a substation glitch. Power outages also occurred on Tokyu's Oimachi Line and between Shibuya and Kiyosumi-shirakawa stations on Tokyo Metro's Hanzomon Line, which connects directly with the Den-en-toshi Line, affecting a total of approximately 180,000 passengers.

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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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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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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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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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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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