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Big inner north power outage?

By johnboy 12 November 2008 17

Here in Ainslie we lost power for a few minutes around 1pm.

Now I’m hearing Dickson was hit too.

Anyone else?

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RaTTyRaTT 2:22 pm 04 Jun 12

Holden Caulfield said :

RaTTyRaTT said :

been trynig to mention it – LOL, but so far after 5 posts being eaten… bog it. We lost power in Symonston/Fyshwick from about 11ish – 12:45pm or so.
Appeared initially to be isolated to here, and was told it happens regularly… but may be connected. was told by ACTEWAGL that 2 out of 3 phases to the area were blown. Came back on the single phase for a bit – fairly reduced (sag) power though… lost some systems in the process across multiple buildings…

Yep, work was stuffed around a bit too. That reduced power was weird. The halogen lights in the office were at 50% of power and the fluros were out. Computers were working fine, for a bit, but no joy from the router. Then we eventually lost everything.

hmm, same. things are coming online again now – but still very annoyingly slow… was hilarious watching people going into the toilets with torches and stuff… 🙂

Holden Caulfield 2:12 pm 04 Jun 12

RaTTyRaTT said :

been trynig to mention it – LOL, but so far after 5 posts being eaten… bog it. We lost power in Symonston/Fyshwick from about 11ish – 12:45pm or so.
Appeared initially to be isolated to here, and was told it happens regularly… but may be connected. was told by ACTEWAGL that 2 out of 3 phases to the area were blown. Came back on the single phase for a bit – fairly reduced (sag) power though… lost some systems in the process across multiple buildings…

Yep, work was stuffed around a bit too. That reduced power was weird. The halogen lights in the office were at 50% of power and the fluros were out. Computers were working fine, for a bit, but no joy from the router. Then we eventually lost everything.

RaTTyRaTT 1:47 pm 04 Jun 12

been trynig to mention it – LOL, but so far after 5 posts being eaten… bog it. We lost power in Symonston/Fyshwick from about 11ish – 12:45pm or so.
Appeared initially to be isolated to here, and was told it happens regularly… but may be connected. was told by ACTEWAGL that 2 out of 3 phases to the area were blown. Came back on the single phase for a bit – fairly reduced (sag) power though… lost some systems in the process across multiple buildings…

Holden Caulfield 11:10 am 13 Nov 08

All clear from O’Connor. Everything was working as normal when I got home.

b2 11:09 pm 12 Nov 08

Jognboy, we lost power at 12.30, decided it wasn’t worth waiting and went to the pub instead.

p996911turbo 11:07 pm 12 Nov 08

No outage in my end of Ainslie (near the footy club).

harvyk1 7:23 pm 12 Nov 08

Mr Evil said :

Feel the Power of Canberra?

Good call…

starry 4:45 pm 12 Nov 08

Palmerston had a blackout on Monday.

AngryHenry 4:11 pm 12 Nov 08

Maybe ACTEW/AGL should spend less money on those ads that imply how good they are and actually just BE good!

I know, I know it completely defies logic and reason but it would be nice.

Mr Evil 3:36 pm 12 Nov 08

Feel the Power of Canberra?

captainwhorebags 3:34 pm 12 Nov 08

What this town needs is a power station.

I hear there’s a good spot near the tip…

caf 3:31 pm 12 Nov 08

It is extremely unlikely that it had anything to do with demand. I would bet good money that it was a transient fault tripping the circuit breaker on a single feeder out of Civic East zone sub, with the power restored when the breaker was reset minutes later. The Actew network isn’t running at anything like capacity – if there’s demand issues it will be widespread across NSW/ACT/VIC.

Sammy 2:55 pm 12 Nov 08

Every year there’ll be more air conditioners, and every year this’ll be a problem if ACTEW fail to predict the increased demand.

housebound 2:50 pm 12 Nov 08

Hmmmm, brownies in Ainslie. I thought that was reserved for Greenies.

ant 2:19 pm 12 Nov 08

Maybe it’s the Brownouts, due to too many air conditioners?

Morgan 2:16 pm 12 Nov 08

Living up the power in O’Connor

Overheard 2:11 pm 12 Nov 08

Still going strong in Campbell.

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