Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Cities learn from blackout

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News:

The GOP keeps telling us everything changed after 9/11. I agree. The government has become totally imcomptent. We can't handle our own energy shortages, much less anything caused by terrorism. Big Energy is just looking for more welfare. We need to rid this country of welfare queens. Let's start with Exxon and Haliburton.

"Monday’s rolling 15-minute blackouts caught some cities, police departments and Dallas Area Rapid Transit off guard, leaving them with no warning of when or where neighborhoods and traffic signals would lose power.
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ERCOT: Electric supply OK today

At DART, one of the first indications of power supply problems came when staffers in the rail operations nerve center looked at their wall-sized control board and started noticing electricity disruptions up and down the lines.

'We didn’t receive any notice. We just started experiencing it,' said DART spokesman Morgan Lyons.

TXU Electric Delivery began the blackouts as soon as it received a directive from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state’s electric grid operator, said TXU spokeswoman Carol Peters.

'We notified the police as soon as we knew,' she said. 'It was a fast-moving, dynamic situation. We had to act quickly to avoid a blackout.'"


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