Skip to comments.Los Angeles International Airport Loses Power For an Hour Showing the Limits of an All-Electric Future
Posted on 02/01/2023 8:01:11 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) suffered a power outage on Wednesday afternoon. The outage was brief, first reported around 2:30 p.m., then resolved within an hour – around 3:30 p.m. Most of the terminals were impacted, and operations such as TSA screenings came to a screeching halt.
You cannot scan Real IDs and passports, nor can you do electronic frisking for weapons when your equipment has no power. Go figure.
According to FlightAware, by 3:15, there were 140 delays and 64 cancelations. Whether these were a result of the power outage is yet to be revealed. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) came in to resolve the issue and took to Twitter to assure that it was not due to any rolling blackouts.
We are aware of an outage affecting LAX and our crews are responding. We will share more information as we gather it from the field. Thank you for your patience
— LADWP (@LADWP) February 1, 2023
LOS ANGELES, CA — A power outage impacted operations for nearly an hour Wednesday afternoon at LAX, authorities said.
The majority of terminals were affected by the outage, according to the airport, which first reported the issue around 2:30 p.m. As of 3:10 p.m., power had been restored to most locations or was coming online, and all systems were back online by 3:30 p.m.
No flights were canceled or delayed, according to airport public information officer Victoria Spilabotte, but passengers on some flights did have to deplane manually after jet bridges lost power.
Department of Water and Power crews were at the airport and investigating the cause of the 50-minute outage, Spilabotte said.
“Our crews were able to make switches in the field to reroute power to LAX and restore service,” the utility provider tweeted.
The outage continued to affect the surrounding area, however, with more than 350 nearby customers still without electricity as of 4:30 p.m.
LADWP is investigating the source of the outage. No word whether Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will weigh in, as useless as that would be.
LAX is experiencing an airport wide power outage. Not to worry, our Transportation Secretary will be reaching out to provide them with gender neutral terms for the repair team any minute now.
— Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla) February 1, 2023
California Governor Gavin Newsom is drunk on his progressive agenda and sees it as a calling card for his future presidency. He is deluded that leading on climate change will somehow make up for his incompetency.
Under a groundbreaking new state regulation, 35% of new 2026 car models sold in California must be zero-emissions, ramping up to 100% in 2035. Powering the vehicles means the state must triple the amount of electricity produced and deploy new solar and wind energy at almost five times the pace of the past decade.
The Air Resources Board enacted the mandate last August — and just six days later, California’s power grid was so taxed by heat waves that an unprecedented, 10-day emergency alert warned residents to cut electricity use or face outages. The juxtaposition of the mandate and the grid crisis sparked widespread skepticism: How can the state require Californians to buy electric cars if the grid couldn’t even supply enough power to make it through the summer?
At the same time as electrifying cars and trucks, California must, under state law, shift all of its power to renewables by 2045. Adding even more pressure, the state’s last nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, is slated to shut down in 2030.
Power outages like this one at LAX are a stark reminder that California is nowhere near ready for an all-electric future when it cannot even handle power management today.
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Gas powered?? Natural gas or gasoline?? Whatever it was, it needs banned. It's Kalifornia, do it for the kidz. Do it for Mudder Erf.
“It’s better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness” is actually a Chinese saying.
They started this with the compliance of the Left. We had a pretty good multi source electric system until they started their phony climate change propaganda thing.
LAX looks like an airport that one would see in a 3rd world banana republic.
“35% of new 2026 car models sold in California must be zero-emissions.”
So in less than 3 years the a-holes in CA are mandating over a third of new cars sold must be EV’s. Holy smokes what a clown show. Are they going to refuse to register cars bought out of state?
> California is nowhere near ready for an all-electric future <
Conservatives respect reality, and make adjustments as necessary.
Liberals ignore reality, and continue on with their fantasies.
Bottom line: It’s gonna be an all-electric future in California. So get used to rolling blackouts and power failures. Full speed ahead!
Betcha there was power over at the Private Terminal where the celebs fly. 12 suites with it’s own TSA, spa, and a BMW ride across the tarmac.
Airports must have large backup generators to keep critical loads operating. What happened to them? Did Newsom cut off their natural gas supply? Did he sell the #2 diesel oil in their tanks to Biden to refill SPR?
Technological progress cannot be legislated.
But as usual, that’s what condescending sanctimonious commie liberals always do.
I have the solution - it’s not a problem.
More solar panels 😏
“ Are they going to refuse to register cars bought out of state?”
They already do if they don’t have the copper lined brakes
Contain less than 5.0% copper by weight (Health and Safety Code (HSC section 25250.52)
“Under a groundbreaking new state regulation, 35% of new 2026 car models sold in California must be zero-emissions, ramping up to 100% in 2035.”
The emissions come from the tailpipe or the power plant, there is no difference. There are no zero emissions.
Car brokers are going to be sending a lot of late model used cars to Cali.
My understanding of California’s energy production is outsource from nuclear, hydro and coal plants in Arizona, Nevada and Idaho.
How much I cannot remember but it seemed like 15-20%. But it has allowed pols like Jerry Brown and Newsome to cut instate fossil fuels and nuclear sites and claim green energy is taking up the slack.
If these states refuse to resign current contracts, California is in a heap of trouble
This is an example of stupid people voting for stupid leaders who put in place stupid policies that destroy society.
Unplug your electric cars so we can get the airport up and running again
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