Number of power failures down so far in 2022

The grand duchy’s electricity network has been slightly more reliable this year than it was in 2021.

The number of power failures and the average length of power cuts both fell by a tad during the first eight months of the year.

Between January and August 2021, there were 446 blackouts in Luxembourg, each lasting an average of 167.3 minutes. That number was down to 416 blackouts, each lasting an average of 153.7 minutes, between January and August 2022.

The figures, originally from the energy utility company Creos, were provided by the energy minister Claude TurmesClaude Turmes (Green party) in response to a parliamentary question by the CSV MP Marc SpautzMarc Spautz on 17 October.

The numbers covered both commercial and residential customers.

Turmes stated that the main reasons for power failures were “damage by third parties” and “internal causes” such as equipment failures or “local overloading in the network”.

Claude Turmes
Marc Spautz