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(SFGate)   The bad news is that there may be rolling blackouts throughout California on Thanksgiving. The good news is that you'll be able to roast your turkey to perfection in the wildfires   (sfgate.com) divider line
    More: PSA, Southern California, California, Northern California, Daniel Swain, Edison International, healthy amounts of rain, handful of storms, wettest locations  
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2020-11-26 9:50:25 AM  
4 votes:

PapermonkeyExpress: The good news is Newsom is mandating full electric car use by 2035

The bad news is that CA will have no means to power the charging stations. brilliant!!

Enjoy the rolling blackouts, you lead-eating FARK wits.


By 2035 they will have long completed the numerous projects they have in place, like putting powerlines underground, or higher up, that will make this problem irrelevant. 

Keep in my that the major reason the fires are starting is because the dry season is much longer and severe, because of the damage those gas powered cars are doing to the atmosphere.  Though you probably don't believe that.  You probably chose to believe Climate Change is a myth, and that the earth just magically makes all those gases and vapers disappear.  In which case, I propose an experiment.  Fill a green house full of plants and a gas generator.  Fully enclose so the air can't circulate in or out, and then turn on the gas generator, and see how long it takes the air to become unbreathable.  Sure, if given enough time, the plants will eventually clean the air, but not so long as the generator is running.
 
2020-11-26 7:47:20 AM  
4 votes:
The good news is Newsom is mandating full electric car use by 2035

The bad news is that CA will have no means to power the charging stations. brilliant!!

Enjoy the rolling blackouts, you lead-eating FARK wits.
 
2020-11-26 10:13:28 AM  
3 votes:

tuxq: gunther_bumpass: tuxq: Call the Guy: bfh0417: Lol. California.

Trump is loser. Over it get

I guess you don't remember the 2000-2001 rolling blackouts.

Zing! A thing that happened 20 years ago that had nothing to do with the government of California and everything to do with republican "free market" farkery. Wow you got us!


But yes, California is nothing but poop and needles and you should stay in Texas.

Ayyy it's always the republican's fault, isn't it?


At that time it was Republican policy and free market farkery that did it. Enron was a key players.
Go read a farking book. There are several on the topic.
 
2020-11-26 9:57:28 AM  
2 votes:

tuxq: Call the Guy: bfh0417: Lol. California.

Trump is loser. Over it get

I guess you don't remember the 2000-2001 rolling blackouts.


Zing! A thing that happened 20 years ago that had nothing to do with the government of California and everything to do with republican "free market" farkery. Wow you got us!


But yes, California is nothing but poop and needles and you should stay in Texas.
 
2020-11-26 7:55:02 AM  
2 votes:

bfh0417: Lol. California.


Trump is loser. Over it get
 
2020-11-26 2:18:05 PM  
1 vote:

Vtimlin: gar1013: winedrinkingman: PapermonkeyExpress: The good news is Newsom is mandating full electric car use by 2035

The bad news is that CA will have no means to power the charging stations. brilliant!!

Enjoy the rolling blackouts, you lead-eating FARK wits.

By 2035 they will have long completed the numerous projects they have in place, like putting powerlines underground, or higher up, that will make this problem irrelevant. 

Keep in my that the major reason the fires are starting is because the dry season is much longer and severe, because of the damage those gas powered cars are doing to the atmosphere.  Though you probably don't believe that.  You probably chose to believe Climate Change is a myth, and that the earth just magically makes all those gases and vapers disappear.  In which case, I propose an experiment.  Fill a green house full of plants and a gas generator.  Fully enclose so the air can't circulate in or out, and then turn on the gas generator, and see how long it takes the air to become unbreathable.  Sure, if given enough time, the plants will eventually clean the air, but not so long as the generator is running.

Lol.

You think that CA will have underground power lines by then.

And that monorail they've been building


Well, they do have one.

At Disneyland.
 
2020-11-26 11:45:42 AM  
1 vote:
For those who are arguing that this shows that electric vehicles can't work when there are rolling blackouts. A business near me has supposedly contracted to be a test bed for these.

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2020-11-26 10:49:00 AM  
1 vote:

caljar: It is interesting how in my State, the power grid has become more and more stable, and power outages are at an all time low.  We are rapidly leaving fossil fuels behind, and going wind and solar.  But, California is special, and better than any flyover state.


Japan has achieved some of this. Still plugging along. One thing that helps is stable demand for electricity. To be fair, California has a huge growth problem and new households and businesses. And they are about five years too late with their solar mandates, which could have reduced a lot of demand... satisfied it, I mean.

Anyway, having a stable grid is job 1 of a utility, so I hope that the rush for renewables has not had anything to do with the instability. In that vein, maybe the blackouts will spur people to getting their own arrays.

It is typical that an array will remain at least partially functional during a blackout, providing 1 or 2 kW so that life can go on. During the 3/11 earthquake aftermath in Japan, we were the only people in the neighborhood with power. We had about 50 phone chargers hooked up to an extension cord. It was wild.
 
2020-11-26 10:15:25 AM  
1 vote:
Also, these aren't rolling blackouts. These are localized risk mitigation blackouts. Still screwy, but a totally different driver for why there is no power. Plenty of production, just a risk in transmission due to specific weather patterns.
 
2020-11-26 10:02:13 AM  
1 vote:
The good news is that those of us in California with socialist rate payer owned utilities don't tend to have rolling blackouts. We've never had one the entire time I've lived in this part of NorCal. Say what you will about SMUD, and they *are* far from perfect, but they are generally affordable, VERY reliable and they don't blow up entire neighborhoods.


I'm truly sorry that's a possibility for so many of my SoCal dudes. I hope they find a way to keep the power on for you guys safely. ♥
 
2020-11-26 7:40:06 AM  
1 vote:
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Yum!

/ 78,000 double-smoked turkeys -- my mouth waters!
//So do my eyes.
 
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