How would an entire substation assume a 190/109 voltage throughout town? I mean for 3-4 days here. Compressors are poppin fuses, UPS's are quacking, flour. lights are flickering longer on start ups....
We buy a good chunk from Quebec power, but some comes from the Yankee nuke plant south of me ( 40 miles).
After running around entertaining various complaints the utility crew met me at the general store where i had explained my findings. As the affected area included more than a single X-former bank the crew leaders looked at each other and simultainously exclaimed " the substaion!" and off they went....
I have not noted any mushroom clouds to the south as yet
Re: Brownout?#3598 08/23/0106:46 AM08/23/0106:46 AM
Update; the substaions here have regulators for peak usage. They are basically X-former taps that activate automatically or manually. The voltage reduction is mandated by the "new York & Mass something something" orginization. Basically a sudo-political consortium of said 'hoodwinkers' out here on the east coast.
The best part is that I jokingly told the Chief of police in town that someone must be stealing power.