A power outage can not only be really annoying, it can also be dangerous. An interactive live map of the network operators shows you which areas are affected and how long the disruption will last.
When the power fails, the reason is often not immediately obvious. There are many reasons for this: short circuits, construction work or even storms.
First and foremost, citizens want certainty when the electricity will finally be back. You can get this through the live map of the power outages in the fault information. You can call this up on your laptop or smartphone to check the situation in your area.
Power outage map shows affected areas
Just go to the live blackout map – if your browser asks for location sharing, you can safely block it. Instead, just zoom in on your area to see all the breaking news.
The blue-framed circles are reports from other citizens who have reported an unplanned power outage. You can also do that by clicking the orange button on the bottom left.
The red circles are mostly maintenance work, i.e. planned power outages that are over after an easily predictable time. You do not need to report this, but you can quickly get certainty about the duration of the outage.
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Where does the information about disruptions come from?
The network operators have the option of reporting the probable end of a power failure to the fault information service. If the outage lasts several hours, you should contact your electricity provider by telephone.
In addition to the error messages, you will also find practical tips and tricks on how to behave in the event of a power failure on the live map of the power failures:
- Determine scope: Only individual devices or your home are affected
- Report: Call the network operator
- Avoid accidents: clear obstacles out of the way in the dark
- Avoid damage: Unplug all sensitive electrical devices
- Support the repair if possible: let technicians through the door, etc.