On Wednesday 27th November 2019, thousands of homes in Ile-de-France were impacted by a power cut around 10pm. A short circuit would be the cause of the failure.
Day – night, day – night. This is what happened in Ile-de-France for two to three minutes, this Wednesday 27th November 2019, around 10pm.
The region was impacted by a giant power outage that only lasted a few minutes. Thousands of homes were affected by this incident.
A short circuit in a transformer
Very quickly, electricity came back everywhere but many departments were affected as for example: Paris, Yvelines, Seine-et-Marne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis.
On social networks, a video was very quickly circulated showing a short circuit in a transformer in Cergy, in the Val d’Oise. Several explosions were heard by the inhabitants.
— Galli (@KouroshJ_sp2) November 27, 2019
94 au bord du 14 arr. aussi, c’était vraiment une toute petite coupure.
— Sofiane 🇩🇿 (@Sofiane__A) November 27, 2019
Y a eu une micro coupure de courant à Saint-Cloud
— Antoine (@ant3va) November 27, 2019
RTE, the EDF network manager has published information on this subject on his Twitter account explaining that a “technical incident occurred on the substation RTE Cergy-Pontoise at 21:50”.
Un incident technique survenu sur le poste électrique RTE de Cergy-Pontoise à 21h50 a entraîné une coupure d’#électricité à @Paris , dans les @hautsdeseinefr et le @valdoise.La mobilisation des équipes de @RTE_idfn et d’@enedis_paris a permis de rétablir rapidement l’#électricité
— RTE en IDF-Normandie (@RTE_idfn) November 27, 2019