Power Outage Brisbane – Queensland residents across the state were left without power Tuesday afternoon after widespread blackouts caused by fires. Energex confirmed to 7NEWS.com.au that at least 470,000 households were affected statewide.
Queensland residents are without electricity
- 1 Queensland residents are without electricity
- 2 Three units currently on
- 3 Massive fire burns at Queensland power station
- 4 Queensland rail service is still running normally
- 5 All Queenslanders have been evacuated
- 6 400,000 subscribers initially lost their electricity
- 7 Caused a blackout in parts of Queensland
However, power has now been restored to nearly all affected customers. Energex first heard of the problem report at around 2.30 pm. The power company said the blackout was due to the loss of power plants.
A spokesperson for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services told 7NEWS.com.au that the crew was called to the Callide Power Station near Biloela, on Mount Murchison, around 1.45 pm on Tuesday.
Three units currently on
CS Energy confirmed a fire had broken out in one of the turbine rooms at the power plant, and as a result, “three units that were burning at the time were extinguished”.
Energex said it had received reports of blackouts from the Gold Coast to the Caboolture.
Regional electricity provider Ergon Energy said blackouts had reached “tens of thousands” across Queensland.
Initially, 380,000 homes were affected in southeast Queensland while 90,000 homes in the region were affected.
Massive fire burns at Queensland power station
The massive fires still burning at Queensland’s power station are believed to be linked to a mass blackout
Just after 4 p.m., a spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au that almost all services had been restored. “Most of them have returned,” the spokesman said.
Queensland rail service is still running normally
Queensland Transport and Main Roads warned of “multiple power outages” around 2:20 p.m.
Railway services in southeast Queensland were not affected by the blackout.
“I can confirm that the train service is still running according to the usual schedule. The power outage did not affect the service, ”TransLinksSEQ wrote to Twitter.
Employees also reported complete darkness of the workplace, while others were trapped in elevators.
Hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity across Queensland on Tuesday following fires and explosions at regional power plants. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to Callide Power Station near Biloela, in central Queensland, just before 2 pm.
All Queenslanders have been evacuated
CS Energy Queensland, which owns the power plant, said the fire had started in the turbine hall at about 1:45 p.m., leaving three generating units out of operation. A QFES spokesman said everyone had been evacuated and no one was being treated for injuries.
Shadow minister for climate change and energy Chris Bowen also tweeted that everyone at the power plant was accounted for.
400,000 subscribers initially lost their electricity
“Our thoughts are with the workers at Callide Power Station and the Biloela community. The good news is that everyone at the power plant has been taken into account, “Mr wrote. Bowen. Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said up to 400,000 customers initially lost power. Around 4 p.m., up to 300,000 had been restored.
Caused a blackout in parts of Queensland
“The sudden 2,000-megawatt loss of electricity has caused a statewide blackout,” he said.
“Families coming home tonight can find the traffic signal going down. “If your power dies, every effort is being made to restore it.”