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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6117880.stm

Anyone affected by this. Seems it was a cascade failure, kinda like the US one but not as bad. Power restored quiet fast

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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
Anyone affected by this. Seems it was a cascade failure, kinda like the US one but not as bad. Power restored quiet fast

Rumor has it that it happened because JGPH1A was using his microwave, toaster, oven, grill, George Foreman, Toastie Maker AND juicer at the same time whilst he was trying to make a midnight snack...



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Cascade failures occur to save the system from overloads. That is what triggered the August 2003 great blackout which affected Ohio, and most of the Northeastern USA. The problem started in Ohio when some circuits overloaded, triggering circuit breakers, cutoffs in power transmissions to prevent surges diverted from cut lines. Took 2-3 days to get power back in NY City.

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 7912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Quote:
Most electricity supplies were restored within two hours of the outage

Spiegel Online and Sueddeutsche Zeitung both report the outage took between 5 and 30 minutes.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
Rumor has it that it happened because JGPH1A was using his microwave, toaster, oven, grill, George Foreman, Toastie Maker AND juicer at the same time whilst he was trying to make a midnight snack...

Look out then, he'll be getting breakfast by now!  Wow!



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
Rumor has it that it happened because JGPH1A was using his microwave, toaster, oven, grill, George Foreman, Toastie Maker AND juicer at the same time whilst he was trying to make a midnight snack...

...and the waffle iron ! Mmmmm waafffleesss.

It's a lie ! I was elsewhere at the time.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Yeah winter has it's tolls. A lot of consumption and increase in demand for electricity will most definitely lead to something like this. Glad it didn't escalate any further!

Hope no one here was directly affected by the outages.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 5):
It's a lie ! I was elsewhere at the time.

McDonalds again?  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
McDonalds again?

McCrapDonalds is now under permanent fatwaic boycott after the cheeseless Big Mac incident in TLV ! My position has been made clear  grumpy 


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 8):
My position has been made clear

Would this be sat next to the deep fat fryer?  Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Would this be sat next to the deep fat fryer? Wink

 rotfl 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 5):
I was elsewhere at the time.

Ah, it was you indeed?
The German TV just stated that the incident didn't start here but most probably elsewhere.

 biggrin 



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Would this be sat next to the deep fat fryer?

...shouting "Faster, faster !" I've never been near the place !

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):

You can shut up and all, Mr. Deep-fried Mars Bar !


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
Rumor has it that it happened because JGPH1A was using his microwave, toaster, oven, grill, George Foreman, Toastie Maker AND juicer at the same time whilst he was trying to make a midnight snack...

Nice one Kevin  rotfl 



Lee



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 13):
Nice one Kevin

Don't encourage Potter !

Signed

He Who Cannot Be Named


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Appears it was a German power company turning off a line to let a cruise ship
go down a river. This then caused a cascade fail-er


User currently offlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1096 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1292 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

We felt it even here in Zagreb, Croatia. There was a brief blackout, no more than 2 seconds, before the local grid started compensating. Power to most households was restored immediately, while public lighting took a few more minutes to fire up.


No plane, no gain.
User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 15):
Appears it was a German power company turning off a line to let a cruise ship
go down a river. This then caused a cascade fail-er

More info here: http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,446770,00.html


User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Quite true - it was a cruise ship!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6120212.stm



My soul is in the sky...
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2753 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

My humble abode was plunged into darkness on Saturday around 10pm for about 45 minutes. Some 5 millions French homes were affected. I see it also affected countries such as Spain, Italy and Croating to mention a few that jump to mind. Apparently caused by increased demand of electricity in Germany due to drop in temperatures which lead to some systems overheating. France provides Germany with some of its electrical power, and "apparently" according to todays local Toulouse paper (as many areas around Toulouse were affected), the French cut the power here in France as a preventative measure to prevent something worse...

Anyway, longest power-cut I've had in years. At least it gave me a good oppotyunity to get the candles out and cuddle with my wife.

It did though make me realise just how reliant we are on electricity, I was just booking our Christmas holiday flights when the power went, at least my lap-top has a battery so no problem, but oh no, my broadband internet is electric so no internet (luckily got the same good fares as I had found before), then went to phone the electricity company, and damn, all the house phones are electrically supplied now, all our central heating is electic but in only 45 minutes didn't really affect us, and of course our hot water, is supplied by electricity... basically without electricity there ain't much one can do anymore...



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1277 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 15):
Appears it was a German power company turning off a line to let a cruise ship go down a river.

And they'll soon be switching that line off again, btw the ship's going to Norwegian Cruise Lines. I wish it a bright future.  Wink



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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6286 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Luckily this time it didn't hit Sweden. Just imagine what chaos it would have created all over this planet if Johan's a.net web server had gone dead.


Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2038 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Although some places in Spain were affected, I didn't see any power-outages.

cheers

Asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1796 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 3):
Spiegel Online and Sueddeutsche Zeitung both report the outage took between 5 and 30 minutes.

ladies and gentlemen, I bring you german efficiency!



rolf
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 23):
the outage

there was absolutely no power-outage in Switzerland. The supply-companies have informed that they had no problem whatever.


25 Post contains images WSOY : Please let me know if/where you find similar pages as this one for your country: an on-line overview on the supply & demand situation at a glance. Not
26 Post contains links L410Turbolet : http://www2.ceps.cz/grafonline/popup.aspx?lng=EN http://www.ceps.cz/detail_eng.asp?ce...=13&IDP=422&PDM2=427&PDM3=0&PDM4=0
27 Post contains links WSOY : Thanks L410Turbolet! This one migth be also of interest from the site: http://www.ceps.cz/detail.asp?cepsme...u=3&IDP=418&PDM2=426&PDM3=0&PDM4=0
28 JRadier : you got an alibi?
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