Blackouts in Australia are on the rise. A compilation of outage reports by industrial manufacturer Eaton found that in 2014 there were 201 power outages across Australia and New Zealand, up from 162 the previous year.
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The main causes of blackouts remain severe weather and trees, followed by human error.
The average length of an outage is 40 minutes — so if you’re hosting business-critical systems, make sure you have a backup power plan.
You can check out details of individual incidents at the link below.