North Queensland Powers down with TC Yasi underway


As the Courier Mail tweets that 89,000 people in Townsville and Cairns are without power as TC Yasi approaches, I thought the following chart (taken from our ez2view application) might explain a bit of what that means:

2011-02-02 at 22-37 as NQ powers down

Like everyone else, we will have to wait until tomorrow morning to know the full picture when daylight comes…

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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.

1 Comment on "North Queensland Powers down with TC Yasi underway"

  1. A lot of residential load was disconnected very early on Wednesday night (5:30pm where I live) when there wasn’t much wind yet. This would seem to suggest that the Ergon system really is quite fragile. I will need follow this up with Ergon once the dust has settled. With the rediculous hikes in prices they have been charging in recent years, I expect a corresponding improvement in service.

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