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Confusion and miscalculation helped cause power cuts

Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 10 Sep 2021

Lines companies were left in the dark as they turned households lights off. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 10 Sep 2021
Confusion, miscommunication and electricity demand reduction notices which bore little resemblance to reality were all factors in the blackouts on August 9, the Electricity Authority (EA) has found.The regulator’s initial review of what led to the first electricity blackouts in decades due to demand exceeding supply focussed on Transpower’s role as the system operator. The pressure on the system was exacerbated by it facing the highest demand peak ever.As BusinessDesk has previously reported, the authority confirmed the reducti...

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