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Re: San Francisco power outages imminent
From: Wayne Bouchard <web () typo org>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 15:38:35 -0700 (MST)


Think of it as an acid test of everyone's backup systems. :-)

More than one has failed due to a bad battery, out of feul, failures
in the UPS whilst the generator kicks in.. and, of course, because
there was no generator or ups to begin with..


On 06/14/00, "J.D. Falk" <jdfalk () cybernothing org> wrote: 

    Word is they're not capable of handling the current demand (it
    is the second day of what feels like a serious heat wave, with
    temperatures over 90 degrees all over the Bay Area), and power
    may be shut off on a rotating basis, a block or a few blocks at
    a time, if the load cannot be reduced.

      Okay, just received word that they're doing it: rolling black-
      outs for 90 minutes at a time, around the Bay Area (not just in
      the city.)

      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2000/06/14/power.DTL

      It'll be interesting to see what kind of outages this causes;
      for one thing, Sean's power may go out.

      If power goes out in the NOC and there's nobody around to
      monitor it....

-- 
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Product Manager                          that knowledge makes when it's born."
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