Power outages and black-outs

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Yesterday there was a bit more information on Twitter about the blackout in Mexico:
Now yes, the @CFEmx and the @CenaceMexico They explained to us why more than 10 million users were without electricity yesterday? It was all due to a grassland fire.

Pedro Granados Ramírez, head of the Civil Protection Coordination of the Government of Tamaulipas, affirmed that the official letter presented by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) at a press conference is false, with which he assured that a fire of 30 hectares of grassland in the municipality of Padilla was the cause of the blackout that affected 12 states and 10.3 million users.

"We were surprised to see that there is a statement, supposedly originating from the Tamaulipas Civil Protection, where it is said that there is an action in the attention of that fire that is said to be the cause of a mega blackout," said the state official in an interview with the newspaper El Financiero.

Likewise, Granados Ramírez clarified that at no time, neither elements of the State Coordination of PC, nor of the municipality of Padilla, participated in the supposed fire of 38 hectares of pasture.

In addition, the state official said he did not know who could have generated the document presented, "but what we are clear is that it was not us," stating that even the signature of Emmanuel González Márquez, coordinator of Municipalities of Civil Protection of Tamaulipas, does not correspond to the real one.

"There are many other characteristics of that statement such as schedules, units that supposedly participated, the actions that were supposedly carried out, the trade number, the logos, nothing to see, it is not our document, I do not know who could have done it," he explained. Granados Ramírez.

The Civil Protection Coordinator of said entity indicated that after hearing the news at the CFE press conference, he communicated with the Civil Protection Directorate in the municipality of Padilla, as with González Márquez, confirming that they had not participated in any the alleged facts.

Granados Ramírez also said that the strong winds that were registered by cold front number 23 could cause fires in various parts of the state, however, he pointed out that in the one indicated in the aforementioned press conference, they did not participate in their containment.

In a previous press conference, yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, December 29, the CFE reported that a fire in 30 hectares of grasslands in the municipality of Padilla, on the shore of federal highway 85 Victoria-Monterrey, caused the operation of two transmission lines in 400 kV.

These are located between Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, and Linares, Nuevo León (where the Lajas and Güémez substations are located), which supposedly caused the imbalance in the National Electric System (SEN), which left 10.3 million users without electricity. in the country.

“Upon detecting the fire, the local Civil Protection was notified. Due to the meteorological conditions that caused strong winds, the fire spread and as a result two lines went out of service ”, said Noé Peña Silva, director of CFE Transmission.

"[The fire] is the beginning of the event we had yesterday [Monday, December 28] and what caused it is something fortuitous based on this perfectly detected fire," emphasized Peña Silva, in a press conference virtual.

Upon detecting the fire, the local Civil Protection was notified, which supposedly recorded the event. Due to the meteorological conditions that caused strong winds, the fire spread and as a result two lines went out of service, added the director of CFE Transmission.

After the fire, various events were triggered that caused the power outage, according to Carlos Gonzalo Meléndez Román, director of the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE).

The federal official added that the participation of renewable energy generators is of an "excessive" level, due to what he called a "disarticulation of the national electricity system.

In this context, "the reliability of the national interconnected system was lost [...] CENACE will take the necessary actions to guarantee reliability," said Meléndez Román.

"It is a fortuitous event, it is a proven event, so that the initial responsibility is a fortuitous event," said Manuel Bartlett Díaz, CFE general director after explanations from the other federal officials.

Bartlett Díaz indicated that the parastatal company was not responsible for the failure that left 10.3 million users without electricity, but was part of the solution.

"It is not the only participant [...] far that the CFE has been responsible, CFE has been the support of this situation," said the general director of the parastatal.

Now, the @CFEmx and @CenaceMexico explained to us why more than 10 million users were without electricity yesterday? It was all due to a grassland fire. pic.twitter.com/qNnQYTGGoF -

Noise on the Net (@RuidoEnLaRed) December 30, 2020

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador affirmed yesterday, Tuesday, December 29, that the blackout that occurred yesterday in at least 12 states of the Republic will not be repeated, in addition to that the CFE would present a report on the causes that same day.

"It will not be repeated, it was an imbalance according to what the technicians expressed, some plants went out of operation and this generated a lack of control in the entire electrical system," added the national president during his morning press conference.

"They are going to present a report today on the causes that caused this blackout in 12 states, what it was due to and answer the question if it will continue to happen, I can anticipate that no, we have a good electricity service," commented the owner of the Federal Executive Power.


At the close of the press conference, the CEO, @ManuelBartlett He specified that the CFE was the solution to the imbalance in the National Electric System.

What a coincidence! Also in Chavista Venezuela they gave a similar version of their blackouts.
 

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The authorities are coming up with different explanations for the blackout here in Mexico, some are contradictory... a common thing here though.

According to Cenace, a problem surfaced in two transmission lines connecting the northeastern substations of Lajas in Nuevo León and Güémez in Tamaulipas. This resulted in 16 generators, 1.714MW of solar capacity and 877MW of wind capacity, to be dropped from the system.

"The specification of what was the cause of this instability is very important. That is to say, who was generating, because this does not include only CFE, it is the national system. Who was generating in those areas and what kind of generation was feeding the grid, this we will analyze with utmost care," Bartlett said.

When we lost the power here, I checked the fuse box and the street line trying to figure out the problem. We thought it was a local issue at the beginning, but we checked Twitter and many others were reporting the issue, even from other states.

The blackout lasted about 1 hour if I remember correctly.

The media was reporting that there was another blackout this year but I cannot remember something similar at all. This one was too widespread.

Maybe it's just me but it's fishy. Could it be something similar to what happened in Argentina last year?

It could be just an unexpected surge, a mistake, or the incompetence of the power service but could it be a warning? The media aligned with the Covid madness have criticized Mexico's pandemic measures as too lax... Who knows.
 

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'Blackout': Massive power outage in Pakistan as several cities plunge into darkness


  • Mega cities of Pakistan, and Azad Kashmir plunge into darkness
  • Minister for Power Omar Ayub says fault originated in Guddu at 11:41pm
  • Says "frequency in the power distribution system suddenly dropped from 50 to 0 which caused the blackout"
 

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Mega cities of Pakistan, and Azad Kashmir plunge into darkness
9 Jan, 2021 19:58 / Updated 9 hours ago
Pakistan’s national power grid has failed, leaving almost the entire country in the dark. With officials blaming a mysterious “plunge in the frequency,” conspiracy theories quickly proliferated.

"A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system," Pakistani power minister Omar Ayub Khan wrote on Twitter, shortly after the country was plunged into darkness before midnight on Saturday.

Pakistanis soon shared pictures of their blacked out cities and towns, with the starry night sky clearly visible above without the usual light pollution.

Khan added that repair crews had been dispatched to power stations, and urged citizens to remain calm.

Government spokesman Imran Ghazali said shortly afterwards that power would be restored to Islamabad within three hours, and to the rest of the country by Sunday morning.

Abid Qaiyum Suleri, an economic adviser to Khan, said on Twitter that a 500KV transmission had broken down, though Suleri did not know exactly how. He suggested that fog or an “uptake issue” from the Tarbela Dam hydroelectric plant could have been responsible.

However, other theories soon spread in the darkness. Some predicted a coup against Prime Minister Imran Khan. Others warned of an impending attack by India.

Other commenters stepped in to remind them not to panic, to wait for power to be restored, and to “go to sleep early tonight.”

While rebel attacks have caused massive blackouts in Pakistan before, the country’s crumbling infrastructure and growing demand for power often leave citizens without power for hours on end. However, new Chinese-built power stations and supply lines are beginning to make up the shortfall.

 

Michael B-C

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Where I live - semi rural/edge of the sprawling tentacles of the metropolis / Dublin - we have had about 4 or 5 power cuts in the past 2-3 months. The latest, 2 days ago, in broad daylight and with absolutely no adverse weather conditions, just had all the feeling of a 'now we pull the plug just because we can... and because we want you all to be further freaked out... and because we want to build up that herd acceptance that when we soon enough say that the power system has been taken down by cyber attack, that you will just buy into our 'Sorry folks, no power for the next 3 weeks!' with passive resignation. With 3 months of guaranteed lock-down now ahead, Season 2 - 'The Winter cull' - is up and running.

Time to somehow find the funds to buy that wood fired generator...
 

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Where I live - semi rural/edge of the sprawling tentacles of the metropolis / Dublin - we have had about 4 or 5 power cuts in the past 2-3 months. The latest, 2 days ago, in broad daylight and with absolutely no adverse weather conditions, just had all the feeling of a 'now we pull the plug just because we can... and because we want you all to be further freaked out... and because we want to build up that herd acceptance that when we soon enough say that the power system has been taken down by cyber attack, that you will just buy into our 'Sorry folks, no power for the next 3 weeks!' with passive resignation. With 3 months of guaranteed lock-down now ahead, Season 2 - 'The Winter cull' - is up and running.

Time to somehow find the funds to buy that wood fired generator...
This may help? Surviving power outages and the World Economic Forums cyber attacks
 

c.a.

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Time to somehow find the funds to buy that wood fired generator...

I thinking it could be an EMP (flare), pulse by Mother-Nature! One of many possibility's, IMHO.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021
...BUT SURPRISES ARE POSSIBLE: On Jan. 8th, the sun was blank and spotless, with no chance of a solar flare. Suddenly, the biggest magnetic filament in years launched itself off the surface of the sun. At first it appeared the debris would miss Earth. But it didn't miss. On Jan. 11th, a shock wave arrived, sparking the brightest auroras of 2021:



"What a surprise!" says aurora tour guide Marianne Bergli of Tromsø, Norway. "I took this picture at 3 o'clock in the morning. I was supposed to be asleep, but how could I sleep at an amazing magical moment like this? I'm so glad I'm free to be outside and do what I love to do."

Once again today the sun is blank and spotless, with no chance of a solar flare. But surprises are possible. Aurora alerts: SMS Text.



 

liam1310

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While reading recent posts on this threat, have youtube playing, listening to ice age farmer. Must be on auto play, the next video that played was a national geographic doc about a guy in America preparing for the power to go out due to EMP😳.
Havent watched much of it. Preparing people 🤔

 
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