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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:00 PM
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Is NYC Power Is About To Get Shut Down - NY DU Please Report Here,,,
Hi,

Just got a call. NYC business has been told to shut down all non-essential computer servers in anticipation of a big powercut. Presumably heat wave related....

Seems odd.. but calling all NYC Duers to tell us what's going on.. untill your computers go down in a heap.

al
NZ (like NYC begins with N)
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:03 PM
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1. Thanks for the info
n/t
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:05 PM
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2. Thank you.
Our entire building has been under orders to cut all non-essential use of power for several days now. I imagine that's true throughout the city. rolling outages would be the next step.
:(
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tives12 Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:05 PM
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3. They did that up here in Hartford too. n/t
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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:06 PM
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4. Here it is - Emergency in NY as city swelters
http://www.forbes.com/business/energy/2006/08/03/con-ed...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5238286.stm?l...

Emergency in NY as city swelters
A heat emergency is in place in New York City, as high temperatures grip the east of the United States for a second day.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged residents to conserve energy to avoid the blackouts experienced last month.

Across the city, 383 "cooling centres" have been opened, and public pools opened for extended hours.

The heatwave, which has been moving across the US from California, is also affecting Philadelphia and Washington.

Temperatures have cooled in California, where the record 15-day heat wave was blamed for 136 deaths and widespread power cuts.

Dodging the heat

Philadelphia, New York City and Washington DC saw maximum temperatures of 38C (100F) on Wednesday.




New York power grid operator expects record demand
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:04pm ET
LOS ANGELES, July 31 (Reuters) - The New York power grid should hold up during what could be record power demand on Tuesday and Wednesday, the New York Independent System Operator said on Monday.

"We are predicting a record for Tuesday and then again on Wednesday," said Jim Smith of the NY ISO, the grid's operator, adding, "There is enough power in New York."

There were no major problems as a heat wave entered the state of New York on Monday, and the record power demand resulting from high air conditioning use on Tuesday and Wednesday should strain but not break the power grid, Smith said.

The New York ISO operates the power grid for the state and the eight utilities in it. The biggest of these utilities is Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and its 3.2 million customers, which on Monday said it was expecting record power demand Tuesday and Wednesday.

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?...


Keep this kicked we need live NYers to tell us what is going on.
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:15 PM
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8. Sorry to hear you still have that heatwave.
Up here in TO a huge storm yesterday freed us from its grip. I hope it ends soon. It was brutal.


BTW I hope you have lots of water in case the power goes down and fill up the bathtub as well.

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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:06 PM
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5. They ought to warn more than just businesses.
Some sick and elderly people will be suffering without power, and they could use the notice to get someplace else.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:07 PM
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6. I live in Manhattan.
Someone forwarded me an e-mail at work saying the same thing. 3 hours ago. I made it home with no problems on the subway other than it being a thousand degrees in the stations.

:shrug:
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:20 PM
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9. Well you can take comfort that Pat Robertson has now decided to
believe in global warming. :evilgrin:

Kidding aside I know its brutal. TO endured the same heatwave with temps spiking at 120 F. Lucky it ended last night after a massive storm. Hope it cools down soon.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:22 PM
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11. He did?
That's surely a sign of the end of time. I am certain hell has frozen over too.

:evilgrin:
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:38 PM
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14. Yeppers. An ever-viligent DUer posted the news.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:08 PM
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7. Goodluck guys!
This is all shit, homeland protection? They can't even keep the power grid up!!! This is what I've been talking about - our infrastructure will get worse if the BFEE is not stopped. The 'terrorists' will be able to cross our borders on horse with big signs saying, "HI HERE I AM!!!" but no one will see them...to dark without lights. :eyes:

I despise the BFEE.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:21 PM
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10. its so nice to see how we upgraded the powergrid
Since that east coast blackout a few years ago.

NOT!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:23 PM
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12. Can a city that cannot keep the lights up really be called the greatest...
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:25 PM by JVS
in the world? Power failure is so "third world" I guess Tokyo is going to be #1
How the mighty have fallen.
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:33 PM
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13. I'm watching the Public Service Commission Hearing now
Rep.Maloney is really blasting Con Ed. It's live on NY1.
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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:40 PM
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15. Is it true that when the power goes the phones do too....
.. if so then that really is 3rd world. This is what they invented diesel generators for....
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:25 PM
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17. Old rotary phones will continue working unless the the phone company
has disabled their use.
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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:30 PM
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18. Any news?
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:45 PM
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16. Also, there are some scary-looking clouds moving eastward over Newark NJ
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:48 PM by rocknation
"Scary-looking" as in the cyclone scene in The Wizard Of Oz movie. But take heart, northeastern seaboard--the temperatures are not scheduled to get past 90 for the rest of the week, so you can unpack your coats!

:eyes:
rocknation
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:34 PM
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19. I'm surprised NYC isn't better prepared for this.
Here in Philly there hasn't even been a request to draw down. We're handling this extremely well.
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MamaBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:50 PM
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20. Our company got that message the day before yesterday.
Our firm (in the financial district) was asked to shut down one elevator per bank plus all escalators, and to dial back on the A/C during peak hours, and we employees have been asked to turn off electric gear we are not using. Decorative lights on the bridges have been out all week -- at least they have been on the George Washington. The elevator in my apartment building is turned off tonight, but it's a pretty cranky old guy anyway.

The lights on the GW were back on this evening tho.

Let's keep our fingers crossed. Since the privatization of ConEd, hasn't the Holy Market taken just dandy care of us? Provided us excellent service and efficiency?

Yeah. :sarcasm:
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