Recent power outages have had different causes


09-03-2017

The power outage in Mechelen yesterday was caused by a short circuit in a medium-voltage cable at Eandis. Elia's safety systems detected the incident, which triggered the shutdown of Elia's high-voltage substation, causing a temporary power outage.

  • Power outage in Mechelen caused by a short circuit in a mediumvoltage cable at Eandis, which triggered the shutdown of Elia's highvoltage substation.
  • No connection with recent power outages in Brussels and Diest
  • Belgium's HV grid remains 99.999% reliable

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