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Eaton Australia/New Zealand Blackout Tracker 2011 Annual Report

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Provides an overview of Eaton Corporation's Blackout Tracker 2011 United States Annual Report. The Blackout Tracker keeps track of power outages across the country on a daily basis. …

Provides an overview of Eaton Corporation's Blackout Tracker 2011 United States Annual Report. The Blackout Tracker keeps track of power outages across the country on a daily basis. http://blackouttracker.powerware.com/indexo.htm

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  • Currency conversion used: 1 USD = .93 AUD = 1.20 NZD
  • Polaris, February 25 – The Polaris data centre lost mains power for a number of hours and did not move to redundant supplies. A switching error is suspected but the exact cause was not reported. Virgin Blue, June 11 – Virgin Blue airlines’ check-in and online booking systems were affected by a short power outage at the company’s Sydney data centre. The cause was not reported. Global Switch, July 14 – A power issue on level two of Global Switch’s Sydney data centre knocked some customers off-line for about 30 minutes. A power distribution path stopped working but the exact cause was not reported.
  • Rugby flags, September 19: One incident involved cutting underground power lines to erect a flagpole. The other involved bunting being flung into above ground electrical wires. About 50 people lost power for about an hour in the second mishap.Pesky possum, outage occurred on April 11Wayward seagull, March 19: A large seagull caused a power outage and, as a result, 700 metres of power lines were hanging down in Stanmore Bay. The number of people affected was not reported.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) is based on 66 (59%) of the total reported outages. Total duration of outages (and average) is based on 24 (21%) of the total reported outages.
  • Weather caused more outages than anything else. There were no reported outages caused by theft/vandalism, which is the seventh possible cause.
  • Regions: Western AustraliaCentral Australia: Northern Territory, South AustraliaEastern Australia: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, TasmaniaNew Zealand: North Island, South Island
  • 1. The first part is an outage summary. The results are computed in the same manner as those in the outage summary found in the national power outage data in the previous part of this report. Only data pertaining to the particular state,territory or island is used. 2. The second part of the analysis on each state,territory or island is the outage fact. This is simply an interesting fact concerning a particular outage (or outages) in a state,territory or island. 3. The third part of the analysis is a chart of the power outages by cause. This is the same type of chart that can be found in the national power outage data in the previous part of this report. Only data pertaining to the particular state,territory or island is used. 4. The last part of each state,territory or island section is the number of power outages by month. This is the same type of chart that can be found in the national power outage data in the previous part of this report. Only data pertaining to the particular state,territory or island is used. From this chart it may be possible to determine particular times of the year when power outages are more common.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 14 (52%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 7 (26%) of the total reported outages.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 12 (60%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 1 (5%) of the total reported outages.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 2 (40%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 2 (40%) of the total reported outages.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 6 (60%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 3 (30%) of the total reported outages.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 8 (67%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 1 (8%) of the total reported outages.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 9 (60%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 4 (27%) of the total reported outages.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 13 (62%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 6 (29%) of the total reported outages.
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    • 1. Blackout Tracker Annual Report 2011Australia/New Zealand © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved.
    • 2. The Blackout Tracker © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 2
    • 3. About the Blackout Tracker• This is a summary of the information presented in the Blackout Tracker Annual Report (available online as a PDF).• Eaton Corporation tracks power outage in an effort to educate visitors on the causes and impact of power outages. Although we do our best to track this information, we cannot guarantee that every power outage is included.• The Blackout Tracker is based on reported power outages in news services, newspapers, websites, etc. which often give statistics using different terms. For example, some reports may be based on “people” while others may be based on “addresses,” “homes and businesses” or “utility customers.” For purposes of this report all of these are assumed to be and are counted as people.• Submit your own power outage reports online. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 3
    • 4. Other power outage trackers• United States• Canada• United Kingdom © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 4
    • 5. Introduction• This is a summary of the information presented in the Blackout Tracker Annual Report.• Power outages affected people in eight states, territories and islands in 2011.• Just over 1 million people affected by 112 reported outages.• In 2010, just under 1.4 million people affected by 136 reported outages• Blackout Tracker is based on reported power outages in Australia and New Zealand: news services, newspapers, websites, etc. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 5
    • 6. Introduction• Two parts to report • National power outage data • Power outage data by state, territory and island• Productivity and monetary loss* • Power outage recovery time • 33+%>day, 10%>week • 48 hours to reconfigure network, data re-entry takes days or weeks *Source : Price Waterhouse © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 6
    • 7. Introduction (cont.)• Productivity and monetary loss (cont.)* • 33% of companies lose $18,500-$465,000 AUD or $24,000-$600,000 NZD • 20% lose $465,000-$1,860,000 AUD or $600,000- $2,400,000 NZD, • 15 percent lose more than $1,860,000 AUD or $2,400,000 NZD *Source : US Department of Energy © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 7
    • 8. Top outages for 2011Top three most significant reported outages 1. Earthquake devastated Christchurch, South Island causing fatalities, destruction and outages for 200,000 people. 2. Fault of unknown origin caused an outage for 200,000 people in Auckland, North Island. 3. Cyclone Yasi hit Townsville, Queensland, knocking out power for 90,000 people. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 8
    • 9. Top outages for 2011Top reported data centre outages 1. Polaris – Springfield, Queensland 2. Virgin Blue – Sydney, New South Wales 3. Global Switch – Sydney, New South Wales © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 9
    • 10. States, territories and islands with mostreported outages 1. New South Wales (27) 2. South Island (21) 3. Queensland (20) 4. North Island (15) 5. Western Australia (12) Note: The North Island (39) ranked #1 and Queensland (29) ranked # 2 for 2010. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 10
    • 11. Top three most unusual outages/causes 1. Rugby flags – In two separate incidents flags and bunting caused power outages in Auckland, NI 2. Pesky Possum – A possum got into power lines causing a six minute outage for 8,000 residents of Hastings, NI 3. Wayward seagull – A seagull caused a power outage in Whangaparaoa, NI © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 11
    • 12. Overview of national power outage data• 1,002,062 = total number of people affected by outages• 168 hours (7days) = total duration of outages• 112 = total number of outages• 15,183 = average number of people affected per outage• 421 minutes = average duration of each outage © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 12
    • 13. Reported power outages by cause(national data) © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 13
    • 14. Reported outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 14
    • 15. Reported outages by region © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 15
    • 16. Power outages by state, territory andisland• Four parts • Outage Summary • Outage Fact • Chart of power outages by cause • Chart of power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 16
    • 17. New South Wales - AustraliaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 128,350 Total duration of outages 6,130 minutes (over 4 days) Total number of outages 27 Average number of people affected per outage 9,168 Average duration of outage 876 minutes (over 14.5 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 17
    • 18. New South Wales - AustraliaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 18
    • 19. Queensland - AustraliaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 204,000 Total duration of outages 120 minutes (2 hours) Total number of outages 20 Average number of people affected per outage 17,000 Average duration of outage 120 minutes (2 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 19
    • 20. Queensland - AustraliaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 20
    • 21. South AustraliaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 38,000 Total duration of outages 2,190 minutes (just over 1.5 days) Total number of outages 5 Average number of people affected per outage 19,000 Average duration of outage 1,095 minutes (over 18 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 21
    • 22. South AustraliaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 22
    • 23. Victoria - AustraliaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 36,000 Total duration of outages 170 minutes (under 3 hours) Total number of outages 10 Average number of people affected per outage 6,000 Average duration of outage 57 minutesReported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 23
    • 24. Victoria - AustraliaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 24
    • 25. Western AustraliaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 92,450 Total duration of outages 45 minutes Total number of outages 12 Average number of people affected per outage 11,556 Average duration of outage 45 minutesReported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 25
    • 26. Western AustraliaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 26
    • 27. North Island – New ZealandOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 243,991 Total duration of outages 76 minutes Total number of outages 15 Average number of people affected per outage 27,110 Average duration of outage 19 minutesReported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 27
    • 28. North Island – New ZealandReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 28
    • 29. South Island – New ZealandOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 258,971 Total duration of outages 810 minutes (13.5 hours) Total number of outages 21 Average number of people affected per outage 19,921 Average duration of outage 135 minutes (over 2 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 29
    • 30. South Island – New ZealandReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 30
    • 31. Northern Territory, Australian CapitalTerritory and Tasmania• Northern Territory • Two outages reported in Darwin • One outage had an unknown cause • Second outage caused by a fault in a cable and affected 300 people• No reported outages in the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 31
    • 32. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 32