State-wide Electricity Blackout and Subsequent Power Outages

Committee Details

Legislative Council Standing Orders
53rd Parliament 06/05/2014 - 17/02/2018
Reported on 28 November 2017

Committee Function

A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into the State-wide electricity blackout of Wednesday, 28 September 2016, and subsequent power outages with particular reference to -
(a) Causes of the blackout;
(b) Delays in recovering electricity supply to all parts of the State;
(c) Credible warnings of the potential for such an event;
(d) Costs to households, businesses and the South Australian economy as a whole due to the blackout;
(e) Lessons learnt from the blackout; and
(f) Any other relevant matters.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.