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Re: East Coast outage?
David Lesher wrote:
IIUC, after the ice storm's enormous damage Hydro Quebec replaced their interconnects with the rest of the grid (primarily New York and Ontario) with a "DC buffer". Made it much easier for them to disconnect without harm from the melt-down.True, and it's done. There are two very large DC lines in use: The Pacific Intertie, from Washington State down to Califunny A line from the Great Frozen North down to Minnesota.
They're already exporting power to both New York and Ontario to help them get back up.