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Re: East Coast outage?
On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 00:25:14 +0200, Iljitsch van Beijnum said: > It seems to me that the power guys are still living somewhere in the > last century. Is it really impossible to absorb power spikes? We can go > from utility to battery or the other way around in milliseconds, so it How many kVA are *you* switching? How many kVA are running through those big 765kv lines? This is what a *circuit breaker* looks like at those sizes: http://www.hhi.co.kr/english/IndustrialPowerSystem/product/highvoltage/product2-7.html 8000 amps at 765kv. And that's just to *break* the circuit without vaporizing itself in the process.