Another blackout late yesterday: A fallen tree on wires should not have shut down electricity in two-thirds of the town, says the Electrical Trades Union. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: The old Ron Goodin power station had to be pressed into service again yesterday, according to the Electrical Trades Union.
UPDATE 1.30pm: David "Strawbs" Hayes, of the Electrical Trades Union, has provided a detailed account of an extensive shut-down of Territory Generation equipment in Alice Springs yesterday evening.
UPDATE 8.10pm November 24 from Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen: "I stand by my comments last week. What a shimozzle."
UPDATE NOVEMBER 25, 4.10pm: Territory Generation CEO Tim Duignan says until Owen Springs satisfies stringent operational requirements Ron Goodin will remain on 24/7 standby.