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[–]magnora7[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

Maybe it's just the summer heat, but a lot of major power grids have had outages in the last few months, from NYC to LA and now London

[–]bobbobbybob 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

maybe its the switch to unreliable renewable energy and the failure of said energy when there are adverse weather conditions (storming in UK atm)

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

When did LA have an outage?

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Actually it wasn't LA now that I think about it, it was washington DC, my bad

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

At least in Pasadena, the power has been extremely reliable. I have been living hear for several years now (though in different houses), and have only experienced two power outages in total.

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They keep telling us to be ready for one.

[–]CompleteDoubterII 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

That was a very minor, brief outage in a far away suburb.

[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I'm pretty sure Venice Beach is technically part of the city Los Angeles, and it borders Santa Monica. Santa Monica is very much a part of the urban sprawl of Los Angeles county too, with no obstacles like mountains between it and the main city. It is technically a different city though, even if in the same county.

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

According to the linked article, the outage was in Santa Clarita. By the grape vine. At the northern edge of the county. When you pass through there, you are essentially leaving Southern California.

You’re either operating with different information than me or you misunderstood the report.

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I must have misread it as "Santa Monica", probably because I lived there for so long. My bad!

[–]fizzyj 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is a test of the UK government to simulate the issues with this scenario if Brexit were to create a similar scenario.

They shut down the British channel tunnel a year or two ago for this reason.

[–]NoOil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Alec?"