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power cut

n
(Electrical Engineering) a temporary interruption or reduction in the supply of electrical power to a particular area. Sometimes shortened to: cut
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National Grid, which manages Britain's electricity transmission grid, has stated that wind variability was not responsible for the recent power cut that affected swathes of England for up to 90 minutes.
AN INVESTIGATION into last Friday's power cut will examine what happened to cause the outage and what can be done to prevent a repeat, the UK Government has said.
The power cut caused travel chaos and cut electricity for almost a million people in England and Wales, after generation from a gas-fired plant and an offshore wind farm was lost.
"We're aware of a power cut affecting a large area of London and South East.
Engineers were sent to the scene of a power cut in Abergele and Pensarn last Thursday, with hundreds left in the dark following an overhead network fault.
Every day there are unnecessary power cuts. Nowadays even when the rain stops there a power cut from night to the afternoon.
ALMOST 1,000 properties - including two popular pubs - were hit by a massive power cut that affected Huddersfield, Elland and Brighouse yesterday.
FLAMES were seen shooting up from the pavement during an electrical fire that caused a power cut in Redcar.
Business owners in Maun are optimistic that the recent emergency power cut in the area will not recur.
GIG goers were left disappointed after a power cut hit one of the Manchester's most famous venues, forcing bosses to shut.