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Blackouts post-mortem shows demand control mistakes

Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 13 Aug 2021

A number of reviews are under way into why the lights went out (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 13 Aug 2021
The electricity sector regulator’s first inquiries into last Monday night’s blackout underline mistakes in demand control. The steps went way too far and consumers were without power while generation capacity was available.The Electricity Authority has outlined how its post-mortem into the blackouts will fit into the inquiries into the events that led to it and lessons for the future.The sector regulator is planning a two-phase review which will also feed into a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment-led inquiry.The first p...

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