Sydney Grid Repairs to Take Eight Weeks

It could take up to eight weeks for Sydney’s electricity supply to return to normal after the latest blackout, EnergyAustralia said over the weekend. About 50,000 homes and businesses in the northern part of the Sydney CBD, parts of Surry Hills and the Eastern Suburbs lost power on Saturday after a transformer tripped at 10.28am (AEDT). It is the second time large sections of the city have suffered power outages within the past week, with the first occurring during the Monday afternoon peak-hour. About 20 key CBD building managers have been asked to reduce their air conditioning and other non-essential electricity use

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