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Electrical Woes

XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
edited April 2015 in Social Entropy++
so,

Right now, my home town, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, and the DC Navy Yard are without power

Any ideas?

I know we have a few NoVA, DC, MD folks here. Everyone ok?

edit: 1:15pm Power is back in parts of southern Maryland at least

edit: 1:30pm I've heard there was an explosion at the SMECO substation in Ryceville (Mechanicsville) which would explain a bunch of the power outages in Maryland, but certainly not College Park and D.C.

edit: 1:35pm http://www.cnbc.com/id/102566826 power out in the White House, State Dept, and College Park

edit: 1:40pm http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Scattered-Power-Outages-Reported-in-Across-DC-Area-298923411.html metro stops affected as well as Smithsonian Museums

EDIT: 2:00pm
Southern Maryland Electric Company (SMECO)'s outage map shows approximately 21,832 customers without power. Spokesperson Tom Denison says the outage is due to a transmission line problem that they are trying to track down.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Can you post a link, I don't see this anywhere

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Can you post a link, I don't see this anywhere

    This is just from talking to people I know via phone

    Never heard of so many places going offline at once with no bad weather or anything.

    just wanted to make sure everyone in the area was ok!

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Can you post a link, I don't see this anywhere

    This is just from talking to people I know via phone

    Never heard of so many places going offline at once with no bad weather or anything.

    just wanted to make sure everyone in the area was ok!

    Twitter is reporting that its widespread

    Haven't seen anything about a cause

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Jesus
    White House and State Department are running on backup generators as is most of the Capitol complex

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    sounds like someone forgot to feed the Pikachu

    oh wait, D.C.??

    raichu then

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Pepco, the D.C. electric services provider, said it had scattered reports of outages for "unknown" reasons, and that it was looking into the matter. The utility said in a 1:25 p.m. ET update that it had recorded 123 active outages and 2,481 affected customers (which include buildings and office spaces).

    pepco is a joke of a company so this is no surprise.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2015
    I wouldn't worry about it, it's just the rapture

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    I wouldn't worry about it, it's just the rapture

    Goddamnit, We're stuck with the politicians

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    Jesus. Hope it's nothing serious.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    I wouldn't worry about it, it's just the rapture

    Goddamnit, We're stuck with the politicians
    Really, that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone but the politicians themselves.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    We're fine up in North DC (Petworth area) and Southern MontCo (Gaithersburg), I hadn't heard about this. Hope everybody's cool.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm fine here in Minnesota! That's pretty close, right?

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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    sounds like someone forgot to feed the Pikachu

    oh wait, D.C.??

    raichu then

    Everyone knows that they laid off Raichu during the last shutdown. We're running on one sickly Minun (with his paired Plusle working the graveyard shift unpaid due to furlogh days).

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    DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Better check the Library of Congress.

    I think Nic Cage is up to something.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I always figured electorb would be the best choice.

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    NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    I work downtown, just off the Mall. We're on backup, apparently. Which I'm squandering on the forums!

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    SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Jesus. Hope it's nothing serious.

    Turrists.

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    I wouldn't worry about it, it's just the rapture

    Goddamnit, We're stuck with the politicians
    Really, that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone but the politicians themselves.

    well, those expensive suits should provide enough a wick effect for the masses to cook their food on when they go in the campfire

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Yesterday the power went out in my whole town. My friends and I who live in the same complex decided to go get breakfast (we thought just our complex was out). We basically circled the whole town looking for breakfast but everyone was out. :(

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2015
    I work in NW DC a couple blocks from the whitehouse, internet and power are up but I think I heard the elevators aren't working?

    Not super worried about it but very strange

    edit oh hey I guess the elevators are working now, blissful ignorance pays off again

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    NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    I didn't realize so many people lived in DC. Weird day.

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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    It turns out we all secretly work together and just forgot

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Hey @Enc, can I get my stapler back?

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Hey @Enc, can I get my stapler back?

    You'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands!

    ~lines cubicle with barbed wire~

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    It says a lot about our grid in the States that, if a neighborhood in a city is out of power for more than about 10 minutes, it becomes a huge talking point, whereas there are countries where this sort of thing happens daily.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    It says a lot about our grid in the States that, if a neighborhood in a city is out of power for more than about 10 minutes, it becomes a huge talking point, whereas there are countries where this sort of thing happens daily.

    I think it says even more that our grid is aging and nonsensical at best.

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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Last time we had a massive outage in Central Florida I remember I was singing to "Gangnam Style" (which was playing on my PC) at the top of my lungs while working out on Wii Fit as my wife was using her tablet to look up a recipie while cooking on our electric stove. This was in midsummer as our AC was on.

    The power went out. We waited to see if it was a brown -out wasn't.

    I remember her looking at me, her face underlit by her tablet (the only thing still with power) and said:

    "This is our penance, [Enc]. We flew too close to the sun. Now begins the era of darkness."

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    It says a lot about our grid in the States that, if a neighborhood in a city is out of power for more than about 10 minutes, it becomes a huge talking point, whereas there are countries where this sort of thing happens daily.

    I think it says even more that our grid is aging and nonsensical at best.

    Oh without a doubt. Which makes its overall up-time stats all the more impressive. But man, I would volunteer in a heartbeat to join a team to rebuild that sucker from near scratch. So many possibilities.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    It says a lot about our grid in the States that, if a neighborhood in a city is out of power for more than about 10 minutes, it becomes a huge talking point, whereas there are countries where this sort of thing happens daily.

    I think it says even more that our grid is aging and nonsensical at best.

    Oh without a doubt. Which makes its overall up-time stats all the more impressive. But man, I would volunteer in a heartbeat to join a team to rebuild that sucker from near scratch. So many possibilities.

    That would require a government that wasn't ~50% made up of people who think infrastructure spending is evil

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    It says a lot about our grid in the States that, if a neighborhood in a city is out of power for more than about 10 minutes, it becomes a huge talking point, whereas there are countries where this sort of thing happens daily.

    I think it says even more that our grid is aging and nonsensical at best.

    Oh without a doubt. Which makes its overall up-time stats all the more impressive. But man, I would volunteer in a heartbeat to join a team to rebuild that sucker from near scratch. So many possibilities.

    That would require a government that wasn't ~50% made up of people who think infrastructure spending is evil

    Be fair, they only think it's evil when the money isn't going directly to their wealthy constituents.

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    CorporateRedCorporateRed Wooooooo! Registered User regular
    You poor people are just going to use the electricity to apply for welfare and not pay taxes.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Ironically, I wouldn't be poor if I didn't pay taxes. Without taxes I wouldn't be living on the margins.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Because the power company here lost it's ass in a court case to keep operating it's really dirty coal plants.
    The judge really did tell them the amount of money they spend fighting the regulations they could have used to upgrade the systems to standard. they spent twice the amount fighting it than just accepting the change and installing them
    So they want to pass this cost onto us in our bills.

    I am kind of happy they are going down in flames but I am also worried with the amount of sun they like to boast about why they don't install solar systems and it's not that far they have to dig to install geothermal power
    with the later they could solve the non potable water problem they are running into as they pump water from the artesian well.

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    MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    Hmm. I was probably without power yesterday, then. But I was at work and had no idea there was even an outage.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Is some of DC still without power this morning? I ask because I was trying to call a Federal agency and was told that they're closed, but I am calling within operating hours according to their phone system.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Ironically, I wouldn't be poor if I didn't pay taxes. Without taxes I wouldn't be living on the margins.

    You'd also have a lot less infrastructure!

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Ironically, I wouldn't be poor if I didn't pay taxes. Without taxes I wouldn't be living on the margins.

    You'd also have a lot less infrastructure!

    Oh don't worry I'm not actually an anti-tax nutjob or anything. Although I'm pretty sure my personal contributions to the national budget don't have that big an impact.

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