Tas­ma­nia takes Basslink to court

THE IS­LAND STATE KEEPS GET­TING CUT OFF.

APC Australia - - Tech Notes -

Just be­fore Easter this year, the elec­tric­ity and com­mu­ni­ca­tions ca­ble con­nect­ing the Aus­tralian main­land to Tas­ma­nia was dam­aged dur­ing rou­tine main­te­nance, leav­ing the is­land state to ful­fil its en­ergy needs for a fort­night by it­self. While that’s some­thing Tas­ma­nia can han­dle, the sim­i­lar six-month long outage that oc­curred in De­cem­ber 2015 cost the state gov­ern­ment mil­lions. The Tassy Gov­ern­ment is now tak­ing Basslink, the com­pany that runs the un­der­sea ca­ble, to court, su­ing for dam­ages of over $100 mil­lion. SS

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