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Tuesday, 13 July 2004

Power Down

Athens, which will host the Olympics 2004 in August, suffered an enormous power blackout yesterday.

Needless to say it caused chaos as far as the eye could see.

Although the power came back on in Athens about 20 minutes after it went down, other parts of Greece were blacked out for 4 hours. The minister for transport experienced the blackout first hand, as he was testing the new rail link between the airport and Athens.

The main theory is that excess demand caused the outage.

The question is, will the system cope with the demand during the Olympic Games?

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