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Huge blackouts today.
https://www.theguardian.com/business...latest-updates

Post your stories here, that is, if you've got any wifi. :rolleyes:

In London things have been pretty chaotic, the whole of central London has been badly affected this afternoon.

National Grid say it was due to two generators failing.
https://twitter.com/nationalgriduk?lang=en

Seems a bit implausible that this would plunge half the country into darkness. Bad planning? Insufficient resourcing? The results of privatisation of a crucial national resource?
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Looks like lots of people are still stuck on trains.
https://twitter.com/elizamackintosh/...09547093430272
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I haven’t had a power cut
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Oh brilliant. A non-explanation explanation.
https://twitter.com/ng_eso/status/1159904985976594432
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I haven’t had a power cut
Whereabouts are you?
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Kings cross station was crazy but I am home now.
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Kings cross station was crazy but I am home now.
Oh well done for making it!

Pretty bad at most London transport hubs this evening.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/u...-a4210126.html
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Seems all good up t'North
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Seems all good up t'North
Meejah are reporting some problems in the North - it's evidently patchy as to where was affected.
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I’m in London and my power is fine
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East London here.

My laptop's charging as I'm using TSR and other homes in my area have lights on so I think we're good so far. :yes:
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East London here.

My laptop's charging as I'm using TSR and other homes in my area have lights on so I think we're good so far. :yes:
It's back on now - the major dropout was between 3 and 5pm.
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That'll just be the usual BT service. :teehee:
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It's back on now - the major dropout was between 3 and 5pm.
Ah I see :gthumb:
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Oh brilliant. A non-explanation explanation.
https://twitter.com/ng_eso/status/1159904985976594432
Makes sense to me :unsure:

If I may translate from techie...

'Losing some demand' just means 'cutting your power off'
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After just passing my driving test, I thought, hey, lets go out tonight driving to practice a little bit. So, I get to a major roundabout with traffic lights.
The traffic light wasn't working. but I looked right and it's clear. zoomed off like a pro. :cool:

All jokes aside, not much happened during the major outage where I live thankfully.
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After just passing my driving test, I thought, hey, lets go out tonight driving to practice a little bit. So, I get to a major roundabout with traffic lights.
The traffic light wasn't working. but I looked right and it's clear. zoomed off like a pro. :cool:

All jokes aside, not much happened during the major outage where I live thankfully.
Wow, that is a really scary situation for any new driver, you did well.
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It looks like transmission failed at the Hull wind farm and a gas plant in Cambridge (would imagine one powers the other) which triggered an automatic cut-off to prevent overload. The issue being resolved within an hour.

The bigger problem seems to be that when stuff like train lines lost power, they do not just come back on when they get power. Hence why transport issues persisted for hours after.
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(Original post by Rakas21)
It looks like transmission failed at the Hull wind farm and a gas plant in Cambridge (would imagine one powers the other) which triggered an automatic cut-off to prevent overload. The issue being resolved within an hour.

The bigger problem seems to be that when stuff like train lines lost power, they do not just come back on when they get power. Hence why transport issues persisted for hours after.
From the news wires:

Enappsys, an energy consultancy, said the blackout may have been caused by the unexpected shutdowns of the Hornsea offshore wind farm, which is owned by the Danish wind farm company Orsted, and the Little Barford gas-fired power plant, owned by German utility giant RWE.

My bolds.

Our EU friends delivering a little advance warning about what life after Brexit might be like? :afraid:
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Oh damn. Mine went off for 5-15 minutes earlier, didn't know it was widespread. In the midlands
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