Power outage

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A power outage (also called a powercut, a power out, a power failure, a power blackout, a power loss, or a blackout) is the loss of the electrical power network supply to an end user.

There are many causes of power failures in an electricity network. Examples of these causes include

  • faults at power stations,
  • damage to electric transmission lines, substations or other parts of the distribution system,
  • a short circuit,
  • cascading failure,
  • the tripping of fuse or circuit breaker .

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_outage