Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Osama Bird Laden Event

In 2004, bird droppings caused a three unit trip at Palo Verde and subsequent loss of the Redhawk Power Station. Losing 4 GW is a big deal - a big fucking deal as Biden would say. And upon reflection he would continue, "If a god damn DC line had been out we might have lost the fucking Western Interchange!"

I am reminded of the Palo Verde event when people mention the intermittency of photoelectricity leading to grid instability.

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