Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Even if a real blackout in Germany is considered extremely unlikely, the cities and communities in Baden-Württemberg are preparing for major power outages. At least since the start of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine more than a year ago, all municipalities in the south-west have been in close contact with the local fire brigades, among others, said Christopher Heck from the Baden-Württemberg municipal day of the German Press Agency in Stuttgart. The preparations were going on everywhere, but the implementation could have progressed to different degrees.
Experts describe a blackout as an uncontrolled, widespread collapse of the electricity supply. Brownouts are distinguished from this. According to the Ministry of the Environment, electricity will then be switched off in a targeted manner and with advance notice, regionally and for a limited period of a few hours.