The electricity disappeared around 1:30 PM. Some 40,000 customers are affected.
The head of network operations for the Geab power company tells P4 Gotland that the cause of the power failure is still unknown. There are hopes, however, that electricity may be restored by aroiund 5:30 PM.
At 3184 square kilometers (1229 square miles), Gotland is slightly larger than the American state of Rhode Island.