posted on Jun, 1 2018 @ 12:54 PM
You may have to rethink Power Grids. Electricity will still be generated and distributed, but maybe on a more local scale. Where I believe it gets
scary is that to placate electricians, most solar and wind generators must have the 60 CPS, alt. Voltage coming in, before they put any watts back out
into the power lines. Every generating unit in an A C grid, must stay in sync, with every other generator.
My late father had a Lincoln Weld n Power, which combined a small AC buzz box with the 220 and 110 ac outlets. So he could both weld and grind his
work. But in no way, could he ever hook this up to household ac power. And only some ac tools could be used, as his unit's ac wasn't nearly correct
for 1750 rpm, household requirements.
After a Carrington Event, multiply this by every solar roof array, and wind turbine, and maybe you can get your head around what's coming. Sure you
can still light your house, or weld and grind with series wound motors. Momma can still use her vacuum cleaner, but forget any T.V.'s. And if you
needed batt's, a square wave rectifier, will bring back a little ac power. A nuclear EMP would be much nastier, and then only some Faraday protected
electronics would survive.
On a positive note, many power co's, are slowly working up patches to protect their expensive infrastructures, but they aren't bragging about it.
They are businesses, and don't want Uncle Sugar high grading everything in an emergency. The Manhattan Project swiped a full third of Grand Coulee
Dam's power, all during WWII, without paying anything. Today, the entire Columbia Basin project lives on power generated in that old Dam. It pumps
the water up, and then electric pumps take it from the canals and holding ponds, out to the fields, and their sprinklers. Pretty basic 1950 power
distribution, which will feed most of us in the Pacific Northwest States. But Alfalfa Soup gets old real fast. And truckloads of raisins will
replace bottles of wine. I don't think we can even malt barley for making beer, out here in the Columbia Basin, and on the Palouse Prairies, which is
a shame, since chickens do fine on spent barley malts. So eggs and pet foods will also disappear.