16th January 2007 – Bushfires and Victoria’s blackout


Victoria experiences a large blackout in the afternoon and evening of 16 January 2007, when bush fires cause three main transmission lines to trip.

This created chaos throughout much of Melbourne, and represented perhaps the most significant stress the NEM had experienced since its inception on 13th December 1998.

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Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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