#powerfailure

.Puerto Rico
Photos and videos posted on social media showed large flames and black smoke over the substation. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Thousands in Puerto Rico were left in the dark on Thursday following a fire at an electrical substation
  • "There was a fire in a transformer at the Monacillo substation" in San Juan, power company Luma Energy said
  • "The fire caused significant blackouts across the island," the company said

.Afghanistan
Kajaki Dam provide power to cities of Kandahar and Lashkar Gah. (Photo Credit- representative image/Unsplash)

  • Afghanistan's most important hydroelectric dams is at the centre of power struggle
  • The government forces control the Kajaki Dam, which provides power to more than 3 million people in the south
  • The dam was built by an American company to control water flow for farmers

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Last year's massive power outage in Mumbai was apparently a result of an online intrusion by China. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • A recent report by Recorded Future has in detail reported the campaign conducted by a China-linked threat activity group
  • The company had notified the concerned Indian government departments before the publication of intrusion
  • Last year on October 12, a massive power outage happened in Mumbai due to a grid failure

.Texas, USA
PowerTexas has restored power for its residents. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Utility operations had returned to normal, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reported on Friday
  • More than 50,000 customers were still without power as of Saturday while crews struggled to repair downed lines
  • US President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration for 77 of the hardest-hit Texas counties

.Topeka, KS, USA
The power grids in Kansas and Missouri are under the jurisdiction of Evergy (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The initial plan is to block the supply for 30-60 minutes 
  • The Southwest Power Pool classified the crisis as a level three
  • Evergy has also urged the residents of the affected area to limit their use till a resolution is found