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  • All of New Orleans without power after Hurricane Ida leaves 'catastrophic transmission damage'

    08/29/2021 5:49:33 PM PDT · by BusterDog · 144 replies
    NOLA ^ | Aug 29, 2021 - 7:15 pm CDT | Amie Just
    A slow-moving Hurricane Ida has left all of Orleans Parish customers without power due to "catastrophic transmission damage," according to Entergy New Orleans.
  • Tens of thousands without power; wind gusts top 79 miles per hour as weather system roils Mass.

    03/02/2021 10:08:51 AM PST · by Brilliant · 28 replies
    Tens of thousands are without power Tuesday as a weather system packing powerful winds and arctic temperatures continues to roar across Massachusetts, downing power lines and knocking a massive tree into a Westborough home. Winds routinely reached 50 miles per hour across Massachusetts Monday night and into Tuesday with some communities reporting 60 mile-per-hour gusts. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for most of the state that will remain in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday.
  • What Exactly Is Ted Cruz Supposed To Do About A Snowstorm In His Home State?

    02/19/2021 9:38:04 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 148 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | February 19 2021 | Joseph Curl
    Senators make laws, provide for the common defense, they don't shovel snow or repair power grids Here’s what a U.S. senator does: Make laws, authorize and appropriate federal funds, provide for the common defense and the general welfare, regulate commerce among the states and with foreign nations, declare war and maintain and regulate the military, impeach federal officers including the president, advise and consent to treaties and appointments of judges and federal officials. Cruz was seen boarding a plane and, with social media, the photos quickly went viral. What followed was the dumbest “scandal” ever. The New York Times did...
  • How to survive power outages during extreme cold

    02/17/2021 2:13:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 159 replies
    Ice Age Now dot Info ^ | 17 February 2021 | Jean S.
    These are my tips for people in TX and other places where they don’t normally have power outages in extremely cold weather and no experience with that and may not know what to do. These tips are based on my growing up in New England and also having lived in Maine and Utah, and having experienced multiple days of power outages in extreme cold. A number of houses I lived in either were poorly insulated and, in some cases, not all parts of the house had heat. 1. Check to see if any of your doors have a space at...
  • Historic winter storm freezes Texas wind turbines; millions without power

    02/15/2021 1:49:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | CHRIS PANDOLFO
    Millions are without power in Texas after a historic winter storm blasted the state over the weekend, creating freezing conditions that have made the roads dangerous and knocking out nearly half of Texas' installed wind power generation. Texas grid operators who spoke to the Austin American-Statesman said freezing rain and historically low temperatures caused wind turbines in West Texas to freeze to a halt, knocking out some 12,000 megawatts of energy production. Wind farms in Texas typically generate up to 25,100 megawatts of energy, almost half of which is currently out of production as the state works to thaw out...
  • Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains

    02/15/2021 6:05:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2021 | By JAMIE STENGLE
    DALLAS - A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S. Rotating power outages were initiated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, early Monday morning, meaning hundreds of thousands went without electricity for short periods as temperatures fell into the teens near Dallas and 20s around Houston. The council described the rotating outages as a “last resort to preserve the reliability of the electric system as a whole,” adding that...
  • When “Smart” Homes Turn Stupid: Google Users Literally “Left In The Dark” During Monday Outage

    12/16/2020 3:28:04 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    USSA News ^ | 12-16-2020 | Tyler Durden
    By now, Monday’s massive Google outage is history for most people. While it was a minor inconvenience for some, with most Google services being down for hours on end, it was a much larger pain in the electronic ass for the tragically hip who have surrendered their “smart” homes to Google. In fact, of the services that went down, it was Google Home users who were literally left in the dark during the outage on Monday, RT notes. As a result, “smart home” users were complaining about not being able to perform once-simple tasks at their homes – like turning...
  • California Can’t Keep the Lights On

    10/29/2019 7:53:29 AM PDT · by karpov · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | October 29, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2 million people are going without power in Northern and Central California, in the latest and biggest of the intentional blackouts that are, astonishingly, California’s best answer to the risk of runaway wildfires. Power — and all the goods it makes possible — is synonymous with modern civilization. It shouldn’t be a negotiable for anyone living in a well-functioning society, or even in California, which, despite...
  • Pulling the Plug on PG&E

    10/16/2019 6:54:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 15, 2019 | Johanna Bozuwa
    Earlier this month, nearly 2 million Californians were hurt by a “planned” power shutoff by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), a private utility company. The shutoff was part of a botched wildfire management strategy to prevent transmission lines neglected by the company for years from catching fire. Customers received only 24 hours’ notice for a shutoff that lasted up to four days, during which grocery stores sat empty, cleared of basic supplies, and schools were closed. The residents of Paradise, California, displaced just one year ago by massive fires that destroyed their town and killed dozens, found themselves without electricity...
  • The lights go out in California: At Least We’re Not Cuba!

    10/11/2019 5:57:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-11-19 | MOTUS
    Power shutoff instituted by PG&E because potential "Diablo" winds might bring down their transmission lines and trigger catastrophic fires. I’m so old that I remember when the prime responsibility of your state’s Public Service Commission was ensuring the public utilities under their jurisdiction were physically and financially capable of delivering the services they were chartered to provide.  Accordingly, the PSC role was to balance citizens' need for reliable services and reasonable rates with the need for utilities to earn a reasonable return on investment. When both sides of this contract begin to operate outside the parameters of their respective...
  • Was the NYC power outage just a test by Russia?

    07/24/2019 6:54:31 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/24/19 | Sheena Hutchison
    Playing behind the scenes of New York City’s Saturday blackout which left 73,000 locals – not counting tourists – in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side without power are the ongoing power grid “hack attacks” being exchanged between the U.S. and Russia. Maybe Russia just scored one on us. A sampling of open-source evidence confirms that Russia is fairly embedded in the U.S. grid and taking offensive measures against us. For instance, Russian hacking operatives (known alternately as Energetic Bear or Dragonfly) were caught in 2014 compromising software updates that would, in turn, provide access to power switches. A...
  • Con Ed can't explain Manhattan Blackout.

    07/14/2019 12:00:52 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 36 replies
    NYP ^ | July 14, 2019 | Bruce Golding
    Yesterday there was a power outage in Manhattan, I won't call it massive because some people had a problem with that word. Originally it was stated a transformer fire was the cause of the outage, now Con Ed says there is no evidence of a fire.....call me paranoid, but my ears perk up with I hear things like this...https://nypost.com/2019/07/14/con-ed-cant-explain-what-caused-the-manhattan-blackout/
  • Widespread power outages reported in New York City

    07/13/2019 5:22:46 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-13-2019 | Louis Casiano
    A large-scale power outage in parts of New York City was reported Saturday evening, knocking out traffic lights and limiting subway service. Con Edison reported that nearly 42,000 customers were without power in an area that included Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side. The Metropolitan Transit Authority said "We're working to identify causes and keep trains moving. More information to come," the MTA tweeted. The agency said trains were bypassing stations impacted by the power failure and service into Manhattan from Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx will be limited. The A, C, F, D, and M subways lines were...
  • LAX chaos continues with terminal evacuation, more flight cancellations

    06/06/2019 11:05:31 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/6/2019 | Hannah Fry
    Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated Thursday morning and passengers were being re-screened by security hours after the airport lost power and was forced to cancel numerous flights. Airport officials tweeted shortly after 6 a.m. that guests in the terminal were being re-screened by the Transportation Security Administration “out of an abundance of caution” following the power outage. “An airline granted passengers whose flights were cancelled access to their checked bags, resulting in the unintentional introduction of prohibited items into the secure area at the airport,” said Lorie Dankers, a spokeswoman for the TSA.
  • Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage NAIC Executive Summary

    12/10/2018 6:53:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Executive Summary The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage. The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and consequence. Simply put, how can the nation best prepare for and...
  • Puerto Rico hit with island-wide blackout

    04/18/2018 10:22:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/18/2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An island-wide power outage has struck Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory’s electric grid struggles to recover after the devastation from Hurricane Maria last year. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the entire island experienced a blackout. It’s unclear what led to the outage at this time. A spokesman for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority told CBS News’s David Begnaud that he also did not know the cause.
  • Puerto Rico suffers island-wide power outage

    04/18/2018 9:29:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/18 | Ray Sanchez and Lonzo Cook
    Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage, Puerto Rico's power authority said Wednesday -- nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island's infrastructure and its electrical grid. The authority said it estimates power will be restored within 24 to 36 hours. The cause of the blackout is unclear. The massive outage comes less than a week after a fallen tree knocked out service to 870,000 customers, about half the power authority's clients, across a broad swath of the US territory. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a frequent critic of recovery efforts since the September hurricane,...
  • Atlanta Airport Blackout Sends Message to Terrorists: America Is Unprepared [vanity]

    12/18/2017 6:13:38 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 46 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/17/2017 | CLIVE IRVING
    If a terrorist wanted to find the most vulnerable point in America’s airport network they could not have hoped for a better guide than what just happened at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson. Just after 1 p.m. Sunday the whole airport, the world’s busiest, went dark. Thousands of flights were disrupted. For many hours nobody in authority attempted to explain—or even seemed able to explain—what had happened. Just imagine this is a classic plan for phase one of a terrorist attack: Render the target blind. None of the defenses are operational. Thousands of people are trapped in restricted space without directions about how...
  • Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights

    12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST · by metmom · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 17,2017 | Alexandra Deabler, Nicole Darrah
    A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas. Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport." International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted. Atlanta Airport tweeted that...
  • Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages

    11/09/2017 8:44:42 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | 11/07/2017 | WISC TV
    News Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:14 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise. The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said. The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned...