Power failure in Northern India due to Grid Fault

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    No trains, no CNG buses, no metro. No electricity since 2am.
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    Massive power failure in northern India; 8 states affected - Indian Express
    (Conspiracy theory: It was a cyber attack)
     
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    Power to be slowly restored starting from 9am
     
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    solar storms or pole shift could be likely causes :laugh:
     
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    Power restored in my area :yey: Metro has resumed

    Firstpost - » Power crisis Live: 40% power restored across North India

     
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    Lucky you, power to my area has not been restored till now. No idea when we can expect, though traffic lights have started working by 8.30 in the morning.
     
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    It is reported that the problem started from Aligarh. It seems the same old story States drawing much more than their allocated share and this results in the Frequency dipping to dangerous levels, which may have led to the collapse. However investigations are on.
     
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    Energy Minister says it was because of 'Overloading'.
     
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    well power has come at 11 at my area, metro were not working in morning, just imagine what had happen in stations.
     
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    Another word for states drawing more than their allocated quota.
     
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    Is china testing a small level e-bomb ?
     
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    Nopes, it's the aliens.

    They are taking back what rightfully belongs to them.
     
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    Conspiracies
    1. Cyber attack
    2. Making sure people don't attend Anna Hazare's fast (remember metro mock drill too)
     
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    Even if it tripped, why did it take so long to restore the services?
    How will they manage in case of War?
     
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    South India did it :taunt: :rofl:
     
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    :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Yes, I switched on Geyser and Microwave simultaneously.
     
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    Further to the grid failure, the MD of UP Power Corporation has been transfered. Details have yet to come out, but with the fingre of suspicion pointing to UP overdrawing from the Grid, leading to the grid tripping.
     
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    The situation is quite serious with no discipline being observed by the states in the Northern Grid

    Source : Did overdrawing by states cause northern power grid failure?

    If this is the kind of overdrawing by the various states then we could be seeing more of such collapse in the Grid.
     

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