Victorian Electricity Outage – 13 February 2024

On 13 February 2024 at approximately 2pm the Loy Yang coal fired power plant went offline. Loy Yang is Victoria’s largest electricity generator with a capacity of 2,370 MW. The outage was caused by significant storm activity across Victoria which damaged transmission lines which in turn caused Loy Yang to trip.1 At the peak, 530,000 homes and businesses were without power which had fallen to 127,743 by 5pm on 14 February 2024.

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