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Re: East Coast outage?

  • From: alex
  • Date: Fri Aug 15 17:55:10 2003

> 
> At 08:13 PM 8/14/2003, David Lesher wrote:
> 
> >Then run parts at 105-110% and it gets really hard.
> 
> The power industry designs a grid that runs so close to capacity that if^W 
> when something big fails, the whole grid shuts down in a cascade.  They 
> know it:

Rubbish again. 

Welcome to the wonderful world of physics. Ask your favourite physics
professor what does

	E1 = E2 

in context of yesterdays events.

Amount of energy generated must be balanced with the amount of energy used
at any time. Otherwise Bad Things (tm) will happen. The shutown of the grid
is a very good thing compared to what it would have been had it not
shutdown.

Alex





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