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This list is concerned with severe and abnormal power outages which caused major power failures due to damage to a single thermal power station itself or its connections which take a significant amount of time - months or years to repair.
Whilst any electric grid is vulnerable to instability after the loss of a large generating source or transmission line, this can generally be dealt with without serious inconvenience to customers. However some power stations can be exceptionally large in respect to connected grid capacity so that any failure for these proportionally large stations can be more problematic than the failure of a typically sized station.
List of failures
|Vasilikos Power Station||Cyprus||427.5 MW power generation loss, due to munitions explosions. Widespread continuous power shortages||2011|||
|Ferrybridge C||United Kingdom||2000 MW power generation loss, due to cooling tower collapse. No serious impact on National Grid||1 November 1965|||
|Tilbury||United Kingdom||750 MW power generation loss, due to fuel fire February 2012. No serious impact on National Grid||1 February 2012|||
|Shoreham||United Kingdom||1000 MW power generation loss, due to fuel fire February 2012. No serious impact on National Grid||February 2012|||
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