9 facts you need to know about brownouts
21 September 2020
A ‘brownout’ is a reduction in or restriction on the availability of electrical power in a particular area – unlike a momentary voltage sag or dip, it continues for several minutes or hours. The term comes from the dull colour that dimmed lights turn and, unlike a blackout, a brownout doesn’t involve a complete interruption in power. But what impact can that have on consumers?
Read our nine facts about brownouts: