“A single monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on to a crucial piece of equipment.
The transformer then tripped, resulting in the loss of 180 megawatts of power and triggering a blackout across Kenya.
Power was restored almost four hours later and the monkey survived its adventure, KenGen said.”
— “Kenya nationwide blackout caused by rogue monkey,” BBC News
Many of Kenya’s businesses had already installed backup generators due to previous monkeys.
“Monkey stumbles into hydroelectric power plant and triggers 4-hour blackout across Kenya,” Ben Guarino, Washington Post
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