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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by John Larkin, Nov 5, 2006.

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  1. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

  2. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    Interesting, but when you look at electricity consumption your average
    Brit. actually uses less energy than you average German.

    Perhaps British people are just more honest when filling in surveys?

    Country kWh per person per year

    Iceland ISL 26,947.4
    Norway NOR 25,594.9
    Sweden SWE 16,021.0
    Finland FIN 15,686.8
    Luxembourg LUX 15,192.3
    Belgium BEL 8,271.7
    Switzerland CHE 8,025.6
    Austria AUT 7,418.9
    France FRA 7,401.4
    Germany DEU 6,852.4
    Netherlands NLD 6,658.9
    Denmark DNK 6,492.3
    United Kingdom GBR 6,171.3

    data from:

    http://earthtrends.wri.org/searchab...61,162,166,173,174,187,189,202,203,218&ccID=2


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  3. We know that it wasn't his water heater.


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  4. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    Well, the good old UPS stayed quiet here and that wasn't because the
    batteries where dead... But you do make a point: the big power
    distribution networks need improved management and more redundancy.
     
  5. HAHA, if the yanks had this sort of powercut, it would take 3+ days to
    sort out, in the EU it was just for a few hours


    martin
     

  6. You seem to be having more massive failures than the US, though.

    After that line that runs through Canada, and back to the US failed a
    few years ago, some people on this newsgroup were bragging that you
    would NEVER have these kinds of failures in any European country.


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  7. duh, blame the Canucks.......

    Anyway it's the magnitude of the failure that counts, this was just a
    lack of news day, 2 or 3 hours.at max
    In the US it would have been 3 days blackout while you payed the
    lawyers (with brown paper envelopes) to blame Clinton for the 1743 flu
    epidemic in Malaysia


    martin
     
  8. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I'd be shocked if I used that much !

    Graham
     
  9. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    It certainly didn't happen in the UK.

    Graham
     
  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    How long was New York out of action ?

    Graham
     
  11. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Don't they always ?

    Graham
     

  12. Where did I blame Canada? I said it was related to that part of the
    grid that had a loop that ran THROUGH Canada. Areas were quickly
    restored, but it took a while to tie all segments back to the regional
    grid.

    The failure was traced to Ohio, but it was about two decades after I
    moved away. ;-)


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  13. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    but ... but ... none of the power for europe goes through Canada so they
    couldn't, could they?
     

  14. That has nothing to do with their comments about our "Out of date and
    poorly maintained grids", does it?


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6117880.stm

    " E.ON said the power failures may have been linked to a line across a river
    being switched off to allow a ship to pass through safely, Reuters reported.

    The Italian regions of Piedmont, Liguria and Puglia lost energy overnight
    between 2100 and 2200 GMT "

    Good Lord. No electricity for a whole HOUR !

    Graham
     
  16. Compressor for the inflatable doll?
     
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