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#217647 - 09/29/16 06:46 AM Massive power outage South Australia
Meadow Offline

Registered: 09/04/11
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Any idea on what would cause this?

Best guess is either that several buss bars tripped out sending the system into voltage collapse or wind/lightning took out a dozen transmission lines.

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#217664 - 10/05/16 03:48 AM Re: Massive power outage South Australia [Re: Meadow]
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#217671 - 10/07/16 10:45 PM Re: Massive power outage South Australia [Re: andey]
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Someone who I met during my training as an electrical worker, who now works in this area of Australia, as a HV transmission liney.
He sent me some really scary pictures of transmission pylons that had been bent over on themselves, due to the high winds.
These things may look small from a distance (like any line-gear), up close everything is massive.
We're talking 150mm (6") x 20mm (3/4") thick angle section being bent like it was tin-foil.
This was a severe weather event, that is all you can put that down to, no matter which way you slice it.
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