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Power politics and the SA Black System in 2016
What caused the Black System in South Australia

Dr Barry Manor, Sustainability Consultant, explains how the black system occurred in South Australia, creating a loss of electricity for the whole state. On the 28th September 2016 the South Australian electricity grid suffered what is known as a black system. This happens when an entire grid goes down to zero volts, completely losing all electricity. Amid a period of high winds, lashing rain and thousands of lightning strikes right across the state, this is how the black system happened:
 

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