skitzorat Posted August 10, 2021 Share Posted August 10, 2021 Last night, Monday 9th, the entire middle and lower North Island of NZ, from Hamilton to Wellington was subject to 2-3 hours of rolling blackouts between 19:30 and 22:00 The energy companies couldn't keep up with demand as it had reached "an all time high" so decided to trigger the rolling outages to stop the system from shorting out.. People were left without heat on the coldest night of the year thus far - places in the Central NI were suffering through MINUS 4-5C temps by 8pm. NEVER before has this happened... Curiously enough, this article appeared at 21:55, at the ready it was - the conspiratorial minded might think there's an agenda, of which the orchestrators are getting BRAZEN with their propaganda Planetary healthcheck delivers 'unprecedented', 'terrifying' picture 21:55, Aug 09 2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/126014839/planetary-healthcheck-delivers-unprecedented-terrifying-picture They're trying to assure people it won't happen again tonight! Energy Minister Megan Woods says she has been given assurances blackouts aren't expected to occur again on Tuesday night. Tens of thousands of North Island households were plunged into darkness on Monday night after demand for electricity reached an "all-time high". Transpower, which owns and operates New Zealand's national grid, said in a statement it did not have enough generation to maintain the significant demand. Therefore distribution companies were asked to reduce the load by undertaking rolling power outages - which came on one of the coldest nights of the year. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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