Sudden Load Drops Cause Multiple Power Outages

Thursday, July 18 2013

Multiple power outages over the last 24 hours were caused by power dumps from a “large industrial user,” according to public utilities director Dan Winters.

A sudden drop in power demand tripped field breakers, Winters says, shutting down parts of the grid.

None of the outages lasted longer than 15 minutes. They took place at 8:30 Wednesday night, 4:55 Thursday morning, again at 5:07 and again around 10:30

Winters says the utility is working with the customer to resolve the problem.

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