Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 18)

Go to the main page Power outage news from around the world (before 2021) to see power blackouts around the world before 2021.

For power failure news after 2021 visit one of the following pages:
Power Cut News in the UK
Power Outage News in the US
Power Outage News in Canada
Power Outage News in Australia and New Zealand
Power outage news from around the world

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Your electricity was stolen and you don't know about it? Some homes in Wigan, UK were left without power for about 15 hours after an attack on an electricity substation. It was "illegal breach of the site" according to a police spokesman.

Power cut is blamed on thieves

“I was just settling down to watch something on the television when the power went out. This has happened to us before, around seven weeks ago, when there was a break-in. We were told all the wires were pulled out last time.”
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More than 200 power cuts were reported in Meriden after transformer sparks.

Power cut in Meriden

Police responded to the intersection of South Broad Street and Gypsy Lane about 6 a.m. Thursday after a transformer reportedly sparked. Power was turned off in the area while crews repaired the transformer.
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A power outage affected 11,200 customers in Epping, Lalor and Wollert. The outage was caused by a fault at a substation that fed power to the area.

Power failure leaves thousands in the dark

THOUSANDS of shoppers, businesses and households were left in the dark earlier this afternoon due to a power failure in the northern suburbs.
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1159 properties in Palmerston North, New Zealand were without power.

Powercut affects hundreds of Palmerston North homes

Hokowhitu was plunged into darkness when the power went out in the suburb at 7.30pm on Friday. A Powerco spokeswoman said technicians were working to restore power to the area and identify what caused the blackout. The cause was still unknown at 8.30pm.
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A car crash has left 700 homes in Greytown, New Zealand without power. A driver was trapped in the car after it crashed into a power pole.

Person seriously injured, power cut to homes after crash in Greytown

The road is expected to be closed for several hours, while the power pole is secured and the serious crash unit completes their investigation. The person sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital.
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No power - no fun! Blantyre Leisure Centre was closed due to a power failure. South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture confirmed there had been a power cut.

Leisure centre closed 'until further notice' after power failure

A spokesperson said: "Due to a power cut, Blantyre Leisure Centre will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause as we attempt to remedy the situation."
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An underground cable failures often cause power cuts in the UK. A fault has occurred on an underground electricity cable in Peterborough.

Power cut in parts of Peterborough after underground cable fault

A power cut is affecting parts of Peterborough this afternoon, Thursday September 7, after a fault on an underground line.
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blackout puts Wellington, New Zealand into darkness. A failure in a piece of equipment which operated the streetlights caused widespread streetlight outages.

Power restored after equipment failure caused widespread streetlight outages in Wellington

Power restored after multiple streetlight outages in Wellington's CBD and some surrounding suburbs. Power was restored to the overwhelming majority of street lights by 9.30pm with a few odd ones left without power, a Wellington Electricity spokesman said.
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More than 4,000 power outages registered in Hampton. It was a failed switch that caused them to lose power.

Official: Failed switch causes more than 4,000 to lose power in Hampton; outages now resolved

A failed switch near Peninsula Town Center in Hampton caused more than 4,000 customers to lose power Thursday morning, a Dominion Energy official said. The company recorded 4,168 outages, which were incrementally restored while crews worked to repair the switch, Harris said.
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Power cut hits parts of East Dorset twice in a day. SSEN was alerted to a power cut after a fault was detected on a high voltage line. The electricity was restored, but hours later residents were hit by a second power cut with another fault.

Power cut hits hundreds of homes in East Dorset

"SSEN would like to apologise to its customers for any inconvenience the power cut has caused and thanks them for their patience while our engineers work to safely restore their supply."