Power is out to most of my suburb today. Chatswood is one of Sydney’s northern commercial hubs, so navigating the busy streets without traffic lights as a pedestrian got the blood pumping.

(Still not as fun as crossing that highway in KL during one of their regular outages back in the mid-2000s. The sounds of that metal crunching behind me still haunt my dreams. Whoa, that went dark)!

It does serve as a reminder of:

  • how much we take wires of always-available energy for granted

  • how rapidly things have problems when it’s taken away, and

  • bullet points!

It’s interesting that it’s only affecting specific buildings on the same street. My hunch is it’s a single power feed (or a phase?).

Update: AusGrid says it’s back, but the traffic lights at our local intersection are still out.