90,000 Berlin households without heating and hot water

In Berlin, 90,000 households have been affected by a large-scale failure of heating and hot water supply since early Sunday afternoon. The reason is a failure of the Klingenberg thermal power station.

Only the number of households affected differed. Initially there was talk of 370,000 households, but this was probably a mix-up. According to the Lichtenberg district office, this is the number of people affected by the power failure from the Berlin electricity network. 90,000 households and around 180,000 people are affected by the failure of the thermal power station.

According to Vattenfall, the Friedrichsfelde municipal heating network is affected. “Due to a disturbance in the external power grid, the heating power plant failed at 2:04 pm,” said a Vattenfall spokesman.

The reason was a defect in a substation, which only affected the gas-fired thermal power station. “The power plant had to be shut down and started up again.” At 3:15 pm, the power supply was restored.

In the course of the evening, the heat supply should “be fully back”, said the spokesman. Heat production should start again around 8 p.m., “by midnight the customers should be supplied with space heating and warm water again”.

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The Lichtenberg District Office asks those affected to keep windows and doors closed to maintain heat and only ventilate them when necessary. “Keep yourself warm with extra clothing and blankets.” Furthermore, because of the danger of suffocation, no open fire (gas grill, charcoal grill) should be lit and the oven should not be used to warm the apartment. Candles and electric heaters should not be left unattended.

The district office also asks to stand by needy or elderly neighbors: inside and to keep emergency lines of the fire brigade and police free for emergencies. Property managers and caretakers should also not be called about the heat failure so that they can be reached for other incidents. (Tsp)

Editor’s note: A previous version of this news item stated that the power had also failed. In fact, it is a district heating failure caused by a previous power failure. We apologize for this mistake.

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