power outage

Willemstad, Curacao
Nov 5 '19 09:20

A power outage affected the entire island of Curacao on Monday. The power went out at around 9:15 a.m. local time. Nine hours later, some parts of the island were getting power again, including the hospital in Otrobanda and hotels along the coast, NOS reports.

According to electricity supplier Aqualectra, the outage was caused by a fire in the power plant on the site of the Isla oil refinery. The fire caused a short circuit, which affected the island's entire electricity network. 

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Mar 25 '19 09:33

A power outage halted train traffic between Eindhoven and Boxtel for hours on Sunday afternoon. This caused chaotic situations at the train stations in Den Bosch and Eindhoven, with travelers complaining on social media about being stranded. Some travelers were stuck at the stations for over three hours, NU.nl reports.

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Mar 22 '19 11:00

Tens of thousands of homes in the Gooi region were without power for a short period on Friday morning. The power outage was resolved at around 9:45 a.m., though it may still take some time before power is restored everywhere, according to grid manager TenneT.

The power outage affected Hilversum, Huizen, Bussum, Naarden, Blaricum, Laren and surrounds, NU.nl reports. A number of broadcasters, including RTL, NOS and Radio 538, also had to run on generators for a time.

Sunny Amsterdam
Feb 26 '19 08:42

A brief power outage affected parts of Amsterdam Zuid on Tuesday morning. The short blackout started around 8am and was mostly resolved by 8:30 a.m.

Energy grid operator Liander said it could take until 10:30 a.m. for all power to be restored.

Tram at Amsterdam Central Station, 23 Jan 2019
Jan 23 '19 10:10

Amsterdam transport company GVB is struggling under the consequences of a power failure. As a result, fewer trams are running through the Dutch capital on Wednesday. "It's a case of force majeure", a spokesperson for GVB said to Het Parool.

The malfunction is related to a defect in a transformer at the Havenstraat depot, which also affected tram traffic in the city on Tuesday. To prevent overload, GVB is running fewer trams on lines 1, 2, 5, 7, 13, 17 and 25.

According to GVB, travelers must take delays of up to 30 minutes into account. 

Jul 27 '18 07:48

After weeks of drought, parts of Zuid- and Midden-Nederland were hit by a rain storm on Thursday evening. One person was killed and one injured in Rotterdam when a tree fell on their car. In Gelderland thousands of homes were without power for a few hours. And Roosendaal was hit by a whirlwind, NOS and AD report.

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland and Utrecht on Thursday night. The service predicted thunderstorms, with gusts up to 70 kilometers per hour and hailstones up to 2 centimeters.

Telegram Desktop App
Apr 30 '18 14:40

A large power outage affecting parts of Amsterdam and Schiphol on Sunday also caused problems for chat service Telegram. Users across the world could not connect to the Telegram servers, NU.nl reports.

On Twitter Telegram reported that users in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa could have connection problems. The problem was resolved around 1:00 p.m. 

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
Apr 30 '18 09:13

Around 6 thousand travelers whose flights from Schiphol were canceled on Sunday, will be departing throughout the course of Monday. Schiphol already expected a busy day, due to the May vacation, but the airport started up well this morning despite the extra crowds, a spokesperson said to NOS.

Luggage check at Schiphol airport
Apr 30 '18 07:26

Schiphol airport expects a busy day on Monday due to spillover from a power outage on Sunday, people leaving on May vacation, and travelers returning from a long King's Day weekend. This will mean long lines at check-ins and passport controls. The airport calls on travelers to check in online and arrive at the airport earlier.

Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
Apr 29 '18 08:34

A power outage in Amsterdam severely affected operations at the city's Schiphol Airport on Sunday. The problems began early in the morning, with electricity restored by 4:30 a.m., but inbound flights were put on hold, and arrivals were set to be reduced through at least 11 a.m. causing a knock-on effect to the airport's scheduled flights.

Some 67 departures and 66 arrivals were cancelled through 8 p.m., as well as dozens of delays, according to the airport.

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Mar 13 '18 15:00

A major power outage in Amsterdam Centrum on Friday was caused by a mistake made by a Liander employee. The man had to cut a cable, but cut the wrong one, a spokesperson for the grid manager said to AT5. 

Mar 9 '18 15:08

The power is still out in Amsterdam Centrum. Liander hopes to have it restored around 3:15 p.m., the grid manager says on Twitter. Two people were injured when the power went out. A hit cable caused a large flame on Weteringschans. One man sustained burns, and the other was also near the flame, the local safety office said to NU.nl.

The victims were taken to hospital. Both were conscious and speaking, and their injuries don't seem to be too serious, according to the safety office. 

Mar 9 '18 11:54

Amsterdam city center is facing a power outage on Friday morning. Several buildings, including the Rijksmuseum, were evacuated, Het Parool reports.

The artworks are not in danger, because a generator ensures safety, a spokesperson for the Rijksmuseum said to the newspaper. The rooms are dark however, so visitors were evacuated.

A KLM plane at an icy Schiphol Airport, 12 Feb 2018
Mar 2 '18 08:46

A power outage that hit airline KLM at Schiphol Airport on Wednesday, happened in the airline's data center, a KLM spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.

According to the spokesperson, the power outage only lasted 10 minutes. But something went wrong with the back up, and it took the system a long time to restart again. The airline is investigating what happened.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Mar 1 '18 12:50

A power outage that hit airline KLM at Schiphol airport on Wednesday afternoon, resulted in dozens of canceled flights and delays. KLM canceled a total of 68 flights, 34 departures and 34 arrivals, the airline said in a statement. Delays lasted well into the evening.

The cancelations were all return flights with destinations within Europe. The power outage also affected KLM's service centers, which meant that the airline was temporarily unreachable by phone or online. 

A KLM plane at an icy Schiphol Airport, 12 Feb 2018
Feb 28 '18 15:36

A power outage affecting Dutch airline KLM forced the airline to halt all flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. The electricity cut had a challenging impact on multiple KLM system around 2 p.m., and some passengers complained on social media platforms that the troubles had persisted for hours.

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Feb 19 '18 12:30

Power outages in Amsterdam and Arnhem left thousands of people in the dark on Monday. Power is already restored to Amsterdam, and Arnhem residents should have electricity again by 1:30 p.m., grid manager Liander said on Twitter.

The Amsterdam outage affected some 26,700 residents of West and Nieuw-West, according to Het Parool. The Slotervaart hospital had to switch to backup power, but the OLVG hospital and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital were unaffected. The outage also caused some disruptions to tram lines 1, 2 and 17. 

Aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten, 7 Sept 2017
Dec 30 '17 08:00

2017 was a busy year for the Netherlands, with parliamentary elections and a new government forming, a hurricane hitting three islands that form part of the Kingdom, and a number of murders that rocked the country. Here follows a summary of the biggest stories of the year.

Atlanta Airport staff hand out water to passengers stranded by a power outage, 18 Dec 2017
Dec 18 '17 08:23

A power outage hit the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, the busiest airport in the world, around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dutch time. As a result, over a thousand flights could not depart, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. The power outage also affected flights between the American city and Schiphol Airport on Monday.

Storm winds toppled a tree on Mozartlaan in Schiedam, 13 Sept 2017
Sep 13 '17 10:03

The first autumn storm to hit the Netherlands this season, is starting to take its toll across the country. Schiphol had to close down a number of runways due to the strong winds. The A13 highway between Delft and Rotterdam was closed for a time after a tree fell on a car. And NS is running fewer trains on a number of routes.

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Sep 11 '17 11:50

Power company TenneT failed to meet its legal obligations, which resulted in a massive power outage in Diemen in March 2015, the Dutch consumer and market authority ACM concluded in a dispute filed by steel producer Tata Steel, ANP reports.

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Jul 27 '17 11:50

The call centers for national emergency number 112 and Ambulance Amsterdam are not up to the task of handling a peak in callers, according to an investigation into the availability of these call centers during a massive power outage in Amsterdam and surrounds in January. This resulted in life-threateningly long waiting times, Het Parool reports.

The investigation was done by the Inspectorates for Healthcare and Security and Justice and the Telecom Agency. The investigators concluded that the availability of 112 falls short during great peaks and must improve. 

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Jun 15 '17 10:52

Some 26 thousand homes in Zwolle has been without power since around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Grid manager Enexis is working to resolve to problem, ANP reports.

Power started returning to homes around 10:00 a.m. How long it will take before everyone has power, is not yet clear. 

The power outage was caused by a malfunction in a transformer in the Frankhuis neighborhood. Technicians are on site.

Power outage in Utrecht, 28 Feb 2017
Feb 28 '17 07:25

Around midnight the power went out for between 14 thousand and 15 thousand homes in Utrecht. Large parts of the city were pitch dark, as the streetlights were also affected. Power was restored around 5:30 this morning, NOS reports.

The massive power outage was caused by a fire in an electricity station on Nijverheidsweg, grid manager Stedin said. The fire was extinguished within an hour and technicians could get to work on getting the station up and running again, according tor RTL Nieuws. 

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