power outage, power failure(noun)
equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
"the ice storm caused a power outage"
A power outage is a short- or long-term loss of the electric power to an area. 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, or the overloading of electricity mains. Power failures are particularly critical at sites where the environment and public safety are at risk. Institutions such as hospitals, sewage treatment plants, mines, and the like will usually have backup power sources such as standby generators, which will automatically start up when electrical power is lost. Other critical systems, such as telecommunications, are also required to have emergency power. Telephone exchange rooms usually have arrays of lead-acid batteries for backup and also a socket for connecting a generator during extended periods of outage.
The numerical value of power outage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of power outage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We experienced a technical challenge that led to tripping of our main supply line ... consequently leading to a power outage in most parts of the country.
A power outage in Atlanta, which began at 2:38 a.m. ET (0638 GMT), has impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays and cancellations today, delta's information technology team is working to resolve the problem.
The daily cycler is more about the economics or getting off the grid completely whereas the backup UPS is just there to show that your house has power if there is ever a power outage, in the U.S. the daily cycling application is going to be very limited.
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