DOE Update on South American Power Outages

Posting ID 119627
Date Added: 6/17/2019
Date Modified: 6/17/2019
E-ISAC Staff

Description

As many of you are aware, a significant power outage occurred in South America Sunday, impacting all of Argentina and Uruguay, as well as portions of southern Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay.

Below is an official statement from the Department of Energy:

At this time, the cause of the outage remains under investigation. It appears that the outage occurred following the failure of two 500 kV transmission lines.

The Argentine Minister of Energy has stated that they are looking into every possibility but noted that "[w]e don't believe it was a cyber attack."

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional information if there are any updates.

 

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Change History
  • Admin, 08/29/2019
  • E-ISAC Staff, 06/17/2019