A Danish island suffers a blackout due to unknown cause

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (HPD) — The Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea suffered a blackout Monday and authorities said an undersea cable providing electricity from Sweden had been severed. The reason was unknown.

“Unfortunately (the island) is affected by operational interruptions at the moment,” said TREFOR, which supplies power to Bornholm.

“There is no reason to speculate about the cause at this time. And we are in the process of clarifying what the power outage is due to, ”the operator indicated on her website.

The blackout occurred shortly before 8 a.m., Trefor said. A third of the population was back on liz by 9:35 and the entire island was expected to be back on service by noon.

Nearly 40,000 people live on Bornholm, a 588-square-kilometer (227-square-mile) rocky island in southern Sweden.

The blackout came after several explosions last month that damaged two gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. Following the detonations, two leaks were reported near Sweden and two near Denmark, all in international waters.

The Danish and Swedish governments have said they suspect hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of explosives were used to commit deliberate pipeline sabotage. Leaks from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines released large amounts of methane into the air.

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