Major power outage North Holland (Informational)

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#236 Major power outage North Holland (Informational)

Posted: 2015-03-27 10:30

Start: 2015-03-27 09:30:00
End : 2015-03-27 11:00:00

Affects: Wide spread, 3rd parties

Dear customer, please note that this is merely an informational notification.


Datacenter infrastructure, hosting and IP transit:
Please be aware that there is a major power outage in the North of Holland which also affects the power provided to the datacenters in that region.

At this moment we can confirm that all affected datacenters in which we have presence did not show any sign of outage. Also none of our transit providers seem to be directly affected either. Neither do we see any decrease in bandwidth throughput.


Fiber to the business internet access lines:
We have however been informed that customers with Fiber Internet Access lines in those regions are affected. This as the street cabinets containing switches for those buildings are without power at this moment. This however is up to the fiber infrastructure providers to resolve and not within our care. If this was in our care we would most certainly placed UPS systems with each street cabinet. Most likely this will be resolved only after the power comes back up.


News reference from RT.com:
Large areas of the Netherlands have been left without electricity. The north of the country has been mainly affected, with the Dutch electricity network operator saying the outage has been caused by a power grid overload.

The capital Amsterdam has been affected, along with the area around Schiphol Airport. Twitter has reported that some hospitals in Amsterdam have been left without power, while the tram and metro networks are also not running in the capital. The Dutch electricity network operator TenneT says on its website that the outage has been caused by the power grid becoming overloaded. A spokeswoman for the airport said it did suffer a temporary outage, but is now running on backup power, the ANP news agency reports.

Twitter has reported that some hospitals in Amsterdam have been left without power, while the tram and metro networks are also not running in the capital. Thousands of people have been stuck in trains and trams, as well as on the subway because the doors will not open.

Reference: http://rt.com/news/244537-power-outage-north-holland/


Update 11.00:
In the past 15 minutes we start receiving reports of power being restored from multiple sources. We therefore expect that either the outage is resolved or power is rerouted and the affected areas are narrowed down as much as possible.