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Grid Collapse In India Leaves 360 Million People Without Power

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 04:05 AM
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Power Restored Across India After Historic Failure

By NIRMALA GEORGE Associated Press
NEW DELHI August 1, 2012 (AP)


abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/electricity-grids-fail-half-india-16899933

Factories and workshops across India were up and running again Wednesday, a day after a major system collapse led to a second day of power outages and the worst blackout in history.

An estimated 620 million people were left without electricity after India's northern, eastern and northeastern grids cascaded into failure Tuesday afternoon. It was the second massive outage in as many days, coming just after the country had recovered from Monday's failure of the northern grid, which had left 370 million people powerless.

Electricity workers struggled throughout the day Tuesday to return power to the 20 affected states, restoring most of the system in the hours after the crash. India's new Power Minister Veerappa Moily told reporters that by Wednesday morning power had been fully restored across the country.

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by amcpwoy
Power Restored Across India After Historic Failure

By NIRMALA GEORGE Associated Press
NEW DELHI August 1, 2012 (AP)


abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/electricity-grids-fail-half-india-16899933

Factories and workshops across India were up and running again Wednesday, a day after a major system collapse led to a second day of power outages and the worst blackout in history.

An estimated 620 million people were left without electricity after India's northern, eastern and northeastern grids cascaded into failure Tuesday afternoon. It was the second massive outage in as many days, coming just after the country had recovered from Monday's failure of the northern grid, which had left 370 million people powerless.

Electricity workers struggled throughout the day Tuesday to return power to the 20 affected states, restoring most of the system in the hours after the crash. India's new Power Minister Veerappa Moily told reporters that by Wednesday morning power had been fully restored across the country.

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It will happen again.

India is developing a middle class, and they buying appliances and air conditioners at a breakneck speed.

It will take a total revamp of their transmission network to meet need, because it literally grows daily. With the patch and splice method they are using they'll never keep up.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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That same exact thought ran across my mind. What is the possibility of an cyber attack? If that were to occur here in the U.S., Oh yes my ats friendly, all that talk about martial law and toe-tagging camps will be happening, in fact, I wouldnt be surprise if it does happen here. Things would change real quick for our lives!



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