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April Outages Roundup

Posted by Melissa Tamberg on May 9, 2017

April proved to be a month of unusual outages, highlighted by conspiracies, quarrels and chaos. With 307 separate incidents logged by Eaton’s Blackout Tracker over the course of the month, power outages impacted nearly 1.6 million people and spanned a collective 285 hours (almost 12 days!). Here, we examine some of the most interesting.

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The biggest (and most bizarre) outages of the year

Posted by Melissa Tamberg on January 24, 2017

From Mother Nature to mountain lions, temperamental teens to distracted drivers, there was no shortage of circumstances contributing to power failures throughout 2016. Nor was there a scarcity of downtime events. In all, Eaton’s Blackout Tracker compiled 3,879 power outages last year, which affected nearly 18 million people for a total of 130 days — that’s more than one-third of the entire year!

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