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Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness
« on: January 25, 2015, 08:06:32 AM »
Our power grid in the US is fairly close to what Pakistan's is like.

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Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness

AFP
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Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a key power transmission line broke down early on Sunday in an incident blamed on a rebel attack, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis.

The power failure, one of the worst Pakistan has experienced, caused electricity to be cut in major cities throughout the country, including the capital Islamabad.

It was later restored in much of the country, with the national power company saying normal distribution would resume within hours.

Officials said the blackout began after midnight when a transmission line connecting a privately-run power plant to the national grid was damaged.

A senior official at the National Grid station in Islamabad said around 80 percent of the country was hit by power breakdown.

'National Grid,' eh?  :runaway: :bolt: :tongue:

Anyway, the rest of this is here . . . http://news.yahoo.com/power-breakdown-plunges-pakistan-darkness-230212127.html;_ylt=AwrTWf0KR8RUDUYAnBXQtDMD

One transmission line.  Think of all of the interconnected things here, and how easy it would be to sever a lot at one time. :panic:
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Re: Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 08:55:51 PM »
Been there, done that:

This one is from Sept 2011:

http://www.today.com/id/44446563/ns/today-today_news/t/southern-california-hit-major-power-failure/#.VMbihGLTnIU

The money quote: SDG&E officials said there was a problem with a transmission line from Arizona to Southern California that caused both major connections to the region to go out.

1.5 million people in two countrys and two states.


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Re: Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 12:17:02 AM »
Let the savages choose between living in darkness or living in light after sundown.
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Re: Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 07:49:26 PM »
If taking out one line can do that much damage to their system, they're in a pretty tough spot considering all the wack-job different flavors of jihadis, tribal rebels, Maoists, hostile foreign agents, and assorted other malcontents they have running around there.
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