Energy

Why did the lights go out?

Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 13 Aug 2021

Why did the lights go out?
Energy minister Megan Woods is still looking for answers. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 13 Aug 2021
An inquiry into Monday night’s electricity blackout will look at the events on the day that caused the lights to go out in some areas, but also a longer term issue – whether there's enough standby generation and reserves within the system.Energy minister Megan Woods says the inquiry's terms of reference and who will lead the inquiry are still being finalised.However, she says the review will cover communications with the industry, stakeholders, and the public, escalation communications, whether Transpower's alert system...

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