From someone who works out there, I hear that large sections of Fyshwick have been having multiple, daily power outages for the last two weeks. The area affected appears to be at least from Towsville St through to Harvey Norman (Barrier St). One person suggested the entire Fyshwick ‘suburb’ might be affected.
From talking to people who have apparently talked to other people ‘in the know’, it seems that quite a few new buildings/businesses have come online in that area recently and the substation isn’t able to deal with the load, hence the blackouts. It’s badly affecting the one business I have a contact in, so I suspect many others are having just as many problems.
I haven’t heard of any ETA for a solution so far.
Feel free to throw in better knowledge than ‘friend of a friend’ or, of course, any conspiracy theories you may have knocking around.