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Massive power outage in San Diego/Orange County/Tijuana/Parts of AZ

 
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Galactic Federation may be behind all of it, they're quite active
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SOMEONE FROM CALIFORNIA....please answer...
How is another country (mexico) on the same grid as the US?
Are people from Mexico paying their electric bill to the same company that supplies electric to california and Arizona? I dont get it and never heard of this.
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[link to buildaroo.com]

This is a different type of power, wind but we do share/trade with them.

This geothermal...

[link to thinkgeoenergy.com]
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Thank you for your info :-)
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hf
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Two Nuclear Reactors At The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

The blackout affecting large swaths of San Diego County led to a shutdown of two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the power outage did not cause any safety issues.

Alexander said a fluctuation in power caused the reactors to shut down at 3:38 p.m. but that the overall plant continues to have power.

He said the system worked as it was supposed to during a loss of power. Across San Diego, businesses are closed, traffic is snarled and the trolley system is down. San Diego International Airport was on backup generators.

There were reports that power was also out in southern Orange County, Imperial County, Tijuana, Arizona and Palm Springs.



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To those talking about the Anonymous Group having something to do with this...Does this really sound like something they would do? Don't they usually just "stick it to the man"? Not 5,000,000 people at once imo.

I think the real doom here is how fragile the whole system is.
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I wonder how much this will cost the state. KOGO reports two waste pumping stations leaking sewage and flights canceled. Factor in extra traffic control labor, fuel for backup generators, & emergency services. I'm sure there's more but don't know. Would hate to be that one employee in Arizona, if that's true though.
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Maybe this is part of Obama's plan for job growth? lmao
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wow sorry for the horrible grammar.

**I plan on getting a paid GLP account in the next few days.
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We are suppliers of Babylon in electricity, and oil, and food, and cheap workers, and iron, and seafood, and soldiers for your Empire wars among many other things like drugs for your countless druggies.

We have a nationalized power company. Call us communists, you little pricks. Our corrupt puppets, err, politicians, sell our power to Babylon cheaper than what we pay for it here.

And they join us in the same grid. FUCKERS!




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MSN went down so that they can test the people on how the people would react to a real world situation..... how people would communicate.
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How is another country (mexico) on the same grid as the US?
Are people from Mexico paying their electric bill to the same company that supplies electric to california and Arizona? I dont get it and never heard of this.
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I have been wondering the SAME thing.....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1531674


Googled it and found lots of answers on the grid. [link to www.theenergylibrary.com]
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Dontcha just LOVE it!

Companies have built power plants near the United States - Mexico border with the aim of exporting generation to the United States.

The Mexican external electricity trade is carried out through nine interconnections between the United States and Mexico and one interconnection with Belize.

These connections have primarily been used to import and export electricity during emergencies. In 2007, Mexico exported 1.3 TWh of electricity to the United States, while importing 0.6 TWh.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a nonprofit corporation based in Atlanta, GA, oversees eight regional reliability entities and encompasses all of the interconnected power systems of the contiguous United States, Canada and a portion of Baja California in Mexico.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Apparently, North American Union (NAU) here we come...
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so basically on how you would react and probally cell phone conversations were monitored
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Two Nuclear Reactors At The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

The blackout affecting large swaths of San Diego County led to a shutdown of two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the power outage did not cause any safety issues.

Alexander said a fluctuation in power caused the reactors to shut down at 3:38 p.m. but that the overall plant continues to have power.

He said the system worked as it was supposed to during a loss of power. Across San Diego, businesses are closed, traffic is snarled and the trolley system is down. San Diego International Airport was on backup generators.

There were reports that power was also out in southern Orange County, Imperial County, Tijuana, Arizona and Palm Springs.



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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1171583


so..... what was it????

1. a bird/bat/creature
2. power lines got cut
3. an employee tripping a cable (or something to that effect)
4. power fluctuations
5. regular maintaince

take your pick. im sure theres more answers to be added to the multiple choice...

but, THEY CANT ALL BE REAL..

:bs: :bs: :bs:
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I'm in san diego and this sucks, ran out of beer and can't get any food because everything is closed. Can't get cash from ATMs, and can't pay with debit or credit in the daytime at liquor stores. Only cash, so if you don't have any then you're assed out. Everything, is at, a HALT! :( and I'm starving cuz I live on my own, can't cook and its super hot with no AC
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you should always keep a case of scotch in
your emergency disaster supplies!
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I'm in san diego and this sucks, ran out of beer and can't get any food because everything is closed. Can't get cash from ATMs, and can't pay with debit or credit in the daytime at liquor stores. Only cash, so if you don't have any then you're assed out. Everything, is at, a HALT! :( and I'm starving cuz I live on my own, can't cook and its super hot with no AC
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you should always keep a case of scotch in
your emergency disaster supplies!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540853


when power restores keep some can's of tuna or chicken in your cupboard, also soup, you can eat those straight out of the can when you are hungry. Doesn't matter if they are hot or not if your hungry enough, LOL
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"I shall call upon the name of the Lord who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from mine enemies" Psalm 18:2-4
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POWER OUTAGE IS OVER...IM IN SAN DIEGO IT IS BACK
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[link to theintelhub.com]

Two Nuclear Reactors At The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

The blackout affecting large swaths of San Diego County led to a shutdown of two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the power outage did not cause any safety issues.

Alexander said a fluctuation in power caused the reactors to shut down at 3:38 p.m. but that the overall plant continues to have power.

He said the system worked as it was supposed to during a loss of power. Across San Diego, businesses are closed, traffic is snarled and the trolley system is down. San Diego International Airport was on backup generators.

There were reports that power was also out in southern Orange County, Imperial County, Tijuana, Arizona and Palm Springs.



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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1171583


any nuclear reactor that "SCRAMs" and shuts itself
down is definitely in a safe conditions.
the problem is that once a reactor is shut down
it takes many many days to get that suckers
running again...
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POWER OUTAGE IS OVER...IM IN SAN DIEGO IT IS BACK
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Funny story actually I was actually trying to fall asleep and then all the sudden this bright light appeared and I was like WTF...then I realized it had happened. We had ELECTRICITY!!!!
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[link to theintelhub.com]

Two Nuclear Reactors At The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

The blackout affecting large swaths of San Diego County led to a shutdown of two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the power outage did not cause any safety issues.

Alexander said a fluctuation in power caused the reactors to shut down at 3:38 p.m. but that the overall plant continues to have power.

He said the system worked as it was supposed to during a loss of power. Across San Diego, businesses are closed, traffic is snarled and the trolley system is down. San Diego International Airport was on backup generators.

There were reports that power was also out in southern Orange County, Imperial County, Tijuana, Arizona and Palm Springs.



*****

I know i post a lot from The Intel Hub but its one of my top fav sites and always as good news.. I plane on making a paid user in the next few days too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1171583


so..... what was it????

1. a bird/bat/creature
2. power lines got cut
3. an employee tripping a cable (or something to that effect)
4. power fluctuations
5. regular maintaince

take your pick. im sure theres more answers to be added to the multiple choice...

but, THEY CANT ALL BE REAL..

:bs: :bs: :bs:
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1403783


Number 3. Enron type situation where someone didn't pay their bill... so an "employee" (CEO) hit the switch.
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The boss smart meter took a nap.
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POWER OUTAGE IS OVER...IM IN SAN DIEGO IT IS BACK
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DOOMMMMMmmmmm alert is CANCELED.

go and find something else to do,
and we'll just have to wait for
the next thing to go to shit...
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[link to theintelhub.com]

Two Nuclear Reactors At The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

The blackout affecting large swaths of San Diego County led to a shutdown of two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the power outage did not cause any safety issues.

Alexander said a fluctuation in power caused the reactors to shut down at 3:38 p.m. but that the overall plant continues to have power.

He said the system worked as it was supposed to during a loss of power. Across San Diego, businesses are closed, traffic is snarled and the trolley system is down. San Diego International Airport was on backup generators.

There were reports that power was also out in southern Orange County, Imperial County, Tijuana, Arizona and Palm Springs.



*****

I know i post a lot from The Intel Hub but its one of my top fav sites and always as good news.. I plane on making a paid user in the next few days too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1171583


so..... what was it????

1. a bird/bat/creature
2. power lines got cut
3. an employee tripping a cable (or something to that effect)
4. power fluctuations
5. regular maintaince

take your pick. im sure theres more answers to be added to the multiple choice...

but, THEY CANT ALL BE REAL..

:bs: :bs: :bs:
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1403783


Number 3. Enron type situation where someone didn't pay their bill... so an "employee" (CEO) hit the switch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1298967


Also, there is a chart in this thread that shows they got very close to the "available resources" on that main line to arizona. Maybe they hit their credit limit??
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POWER OUTAGE IS OVER...IM IN SAN DIEGO IT IS BACK
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DOOMMMMMmmmmm alert is CANCELED.

go and find something else to do,
and we'll just have to wait for
the next thing to go to shit...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540853


I am so ecstatic it is back but I'm pissed. I missed Obamas speech, first football game, and Big Brother.
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18,000 out of 3-5 million? AWESOME!
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Unless I am now seeing things I read on that other thread; 120,000,000. That is one hundred twenty million.
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I'm in san diego and this sucks, ran out of beer and can't get any food because everything is closed. Can't get cash from ATMs, and can't pay with debit or credit in the daytime at liquor stores. Only cash, so if you don't have any then you're assed out. Everything, is at, a HALT! :( and I'm starving cuz I live on my own, can't cook and its super hot with no AC
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you should always keep a case of scotch in
your emergency disaster supplies!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540853


...and some jerky to chew on too.
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18,000 out of 3-5 million? AWESOME!
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Unless I am now seeing things I read on that other thread; 120,000,000. That is one hundred twenty million.
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But I agree that it is Freaking AWESOME!!!!!
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I'm in san diego and this sucks, ran out of beer and can't get any food because everything is closed. Can't get cash from ATMs, and can't pay with debit or credit in the daytime at liquor stores. Only cash, so if you don't have any then you're assed out. Everything, is at, a HALT! :( and I'm starving cuz I live on my own, can't cook and its super hot with no AC
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you should always keep a case of scotch in
your emergency disaster supplies!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540853


...and some jerky to chew on too.
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Between the jerky, tuna, and soup you'll die of sodium overdose by the next day.
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Wait did someone say they are from Yuma? I am from Somerton, I didn't think I would have someone local here!
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no way! Hey! :) i am near you! LOL yes, i am from Yuma!

ditto! i didn't think there were any others from Yuma area, here!
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just wanna say...it is definitely NOT an emp attack. Why? Because it actually takes out all small electronics...and all newer cars..
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Unless it was a selective EMP attack.
 Quoting: HANGFIRE


That is bullshit you idiot. There cannot be a "selective" EMP attack. If it's big enough to blow out the power grid it's big enough to take out small electronics. Guess you did not pay attention during your electrical engineering studies.
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You don't think they have these EMPs honed to a sharp edge? I do. I think they can bust any frequency they choose. They could blow out your butt vibrator n not phase your electric razor. These people are diabolical!
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apparently why bother with the hassle of an emp? Just get a good pair of wire cutters and take out one fifth of california...with one snip...
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Unless it was a selective EMP attack.
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That is bullshit you idiot. There cannot be a "selective" EMP attack. If it's big enough to blow out the power grid it's big enough to take out small electronics. Guess you did not pay attention during your electrical engineering studies.
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You don't think they have these EMPs honed to a sharp edge? I do. I think they can bust any frequency they choose. They could blow out your butt vibrator n not phase your electric razor. These people are diabolical!
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apparently why bother with the hassle of an emp? Just get a good pair of wire cutters and take out one fifth of california...with one snip...
 Quoting: Butterfly girl


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Love how people ignore me when I prove the doom is gone, IP trace me....I live in San Diego...Get Mad
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Why is a simple power outage controlled chaos in S. California, but a much longer power outage coming from a hurricane and torrential rains does not cause chaos on the east coast?

Is it cultural?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1456495


Well those rains are common and predicted. You expect them to happen.

These power outages are sudden and people just don't know what's going on.

I mean if you see a huge storm and the power goes out, ok the storm caused it.

imagine you're at work and the power just completely goes out for no apparent reason. Phone lines are dead you can't get a hold of anyone. Its confusion and chaos, people over there probably thought "terrorism, aliens, nuclear explosion" you really just don't know what hit you.

And ill chime in and say that its very hard to believe one person randomly knocked over a chord and shut down power for half the west coast.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1531674


Absolutely. When someone cut the line INTENTIONALLY in the Bay Area and it COMPLETELY cut off Santa Cruz County and other ares from the rest of central California, it was FREAKY.

The power went out on a beautiful sunny day. There was NO reason for the power to go out. It was not a heat wave. There was ZERO communication in or out of our area with the rest of the world.

It caused alot of concern and confusion. And we are a small town area with a sliver of freeway running through it. We are not a large metropolitan area like the area affected.


half the west coast? that's an exaggeration.

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