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Massive power outage South Australia #217647 09/29/16 08:46 AM
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Any idea on what would cause this?


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-28/south-australia-without-power-live-blog/7885972


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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Re: Massive power outage South Australia [Re: Meadow] #217664 10/05/16 05:48 AM
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Re: Massive power outage South Australia [Re: andey] #217671 10/08/16 12:45 AM
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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.

Re: Massive power outage South Australia [Re: Meadow] #217756 11/11/16 05:21 AM
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Reading up one it I agree Trumpy. I think the media was to quick to blame alternative energy when I know for a fact that when a system goes well beyond N-1 the generation does not matter one bit.


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