Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

National Sep 13, 2019

Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

Tepco Power Grid Inc. said Friday that the blackouts in Chiba Prefecture caused by Typhoon Faxai could last another two weeks, leaving residents and a local mayor debilitated and frustrated. The new timetable delivers another blow to residents deprived of air conditioners near the end ...

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

National Sep 22, 2018

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

Hokkaido's prefecture-wide blackout on Sept. 6 was caused by a failed emergency step that was designed to prevent exactly what it caused after the level 7 earthquake, a document has revealed. The reason it failed was because the temblor triggered a bigger initial power loss ...

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

World Jul 22, 2018

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who ...