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Re: California hits stage 3 power emergency

  • From: Wayne Bouchard
  • Date: Thu Jan 11 16:53:56 2001

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 12:37:04PM -0800, Dalvenjah FoxFire wrote:
> 
> I haven't seen Sean post about this yet, so figured I would.
> 
> California's been getting hit with a nasty storm since yesterday that's
> taken out some more major power plants; the CAISO declared a Stage 3
> (rolling blackouts all around) power emergency just before 9 AM PST today.
> 
> See http://www.caiso.com/SystemStatus.html for pretty graphs.
> 
> Have you test-run your backup generators and transfer switches lately? }:>

More particularly, for those who negotiated lower power rates in
exchange for a promise to remove themselves from the grid in the event
of such, does ANYONE at your NOC know how to do this without blowing
your UPS? :-)

-Wayne
 (web@typo.org)