South Australia’s 2016 Power Outage
For those that aren’t aware or don’t remember, in 2016 there was a statewide power outage in South Australia! It was well documented while it was happening and the preliminary findings were explained in detail. Here are the high points:
- Big ass 50-year storm knocks out 22 power poles
- Power transient knocks trips “safety switch” between VIC and SA
- Renewable power couldn’t help as they were shut down due to unsafe wind speeds
- 1.67M residents without power
The government’s longterm plans?
The SA government has been left with egg on it’s face after an embarrassing statewide electrical blackout; so what is there to do? You take up a billionaire’s offer to fix it for you in 100 days or it is free!
It has been confirmed that Elon Musk (well Tesla, actually) will be fixing SA’s power issues in 100 days or less! This will include the world’s biggest battery to capture all of the renewable energy that the state is producing. The “100 days or less” hasn’t started yet and will only start after the contract is signed off by the government.
How do you protect your family from a black-out in the meantime?
Your short-term plans?
It has been shown that a full power outage is inevitable. The only way that you can ensure that your family is protected is to take matters into your own hands! So what is the best solution? You should start by looking at a home generator backup system.
These versatile generator systems are perfect to have in your garage! You can use them on camping trips, take them to family BBQs at the park and best of all, use them when the state’s power grid is down!
You can either have the system directly supply power to selected appliances or get a local electrician to install a power supply bypass switch so you can power your entire house from your generator.
Wouldn’t it be expensive to install?
Soames Electrical to the rescue
Hiring a local electrician is a daunting task! You don’t want to be ripped off but at the same time you want an electrician that you can trust. Soames Elec are CanYa’s Provider of the Week because of their rapid response to South Australia’s electrical crisis.
One look at Soames Elec’s Facebook Page will show you their commitment to cheap, reliable and safe installation of home generator backup systems:
Protect your family today by getting Soames Elec to install a backup power supply at your house! You can get free quotes and manage the entire process from the one app by downloading Australia’s easiest way to book electricians for free!
Another more permanent option is to follow the government’s advice and turn to Tesla! Whilst you will not be buying the world’s largest battery, you will be buying a Tesla Power Wall.
If you want to read a local success story where a Tesla Powerwall saved a South Australian family during the statewide black-out, have a look at this article.