The fault started at 9:26 p.m. It was caused by a breakdown of the Eguzon substation (Indre).
In several tweets aimed at informing customers of the situation, RTE in South-West said its teams were working with electricity supplier Enedis to “do as much as possible to establish the connection”.
As of 9:26 p.m., 270,000 households with #electricity in Haute Vienne (163,000 households), #Creuse (53000), # Indre (54000) and # Corrèze (2400). The @ rte-ouest and @enedis teams are doing their best to restore power. @lepopulaire_fr @FBCreuse @larep_fr #coupure pic.twitter.com/eDF5AHo6jB
– RTE in South West (@RTE_SudOuest) September 3, 2020
But for more than two hours, the inhabitants were plunged into almost total darkness, especially in the towns of Limoges (Haute-Vienne) and Châteauroux (Indre).
At #panazol and on part of #Limoges and Feytiat, huge power cut. Only the Chenieux clinic shines in the distance… pic.twitter.com/Qq2Eeo721b
– Sébastien Dubois (@Sebastish) September 3, 2020
Some households began to report that their electricity was restored before 11:00 pm, RTE confirming “the end of the power cut” at a quarter past midnight (11:44 pm). She apologized to her clients for the “momentary inconvenience.”
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