Power brown-out in the city?

megaJames 1 March 2009 11

Did anyone else have a power brown out this morning (around 12.30am I think)? Our whole block in the city seems to have had a momentary drop in power.

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11 Responses to Power brown-out in the city?
deye deye 12:47 pm 02 Mar 09

Auntyem said :

We had one in Braddon about 8:30 last night.

Not where I was in Braddon.

Auntyem Auntyem 10:39 am 02 Mar 09

We had one in Braddon about 8:30 last night.

Jones Jones 8:49 am 02 Mar 09

We had one in Campbell, Funny thing was It was only my side of the street,
Kind of confusing when the fusebox looks fine and the other side of the street is still lit up.

fox fox 8:33 am 02 Mar 09

We had a couple of strange power outages a few weeks back on the 40+ degree weekends in Lyneham – everything was working fine EXCEPT for anything that was plugged into the wall upstairs (computers, tvs, air con…). The first time it happened Actew couldn’t explain it, but for the two outages since then they’ve said that a phase went out or something.

audacity of hope audacity of hope 7:48 pm 01 Mar 09

Yeah. In Ainslie, the lights went really dim a couple of times.

squashee squashee 7:13 pm 01 Mar 09

Someone stuck their fingers in the powerpoint…

Aeek Aeek 6:46 pm 01 Mar 09

Power outage in Aranda around 8:30 last night, less than 30 mins, I went out for food after 5 mins. Been a while since the last one.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 5:30 pm 01 Mar 09

I assumed those momentary drops in power happened throughout Canberra. In the Woden area they happened a few times a year until ACTEW announced they’d created a ring of power stations around Canberra, so that if one failed or wasn’t able to to keep up demand the other would take over.

After the firestorm it wasn’t so great with a few power outs every year.

Snoopy Snoopy 4:34 pm 01 Mar 09

Fair enough then!

Kramer Kramer 4:08 pm 01 Mar 09

Riot has been up and online for over 150 days, so must have been your ISP or something in between?

Snoopy Snoopy 3:52 pm 01 Mar 09

Is that why RiotACT dropped out for an hour or two?

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