Power cuts right across the country Watch

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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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Haven't had a power cut, but broadband and TV have been spotty and going on/off quite a bit over the past few days.
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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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Haven't had a power cut, but broadband and TV have been spotty and going on/off quite a bit over the past few days.
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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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
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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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
That'll just be the usual BT service. :teehee:
Virgin as of late, too.
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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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