:thefinger: :knob: :wink:Beaverboy said:Anyway, seems to be a lack of Ontario folk on this evening.. so it's not all bad
I used to work in the electric utility industry. When something bad happens like that (something bad being defined as anything from mechanical or electrical problems or a rodent eating through wires in a substation) the load no longer matches the available power generation. When that happens the generators overspeed and protective equipment take the generators offline. As to any "fix", forget about it. No amount of money can. In theory, could isolate parts of the electrical system in order to "island" power plants to matched loads and everything will be just fine. But in actual practice, you don't have enough time to do this as it would take several minutes or even hours when you only have milliseconds. This happens every 20-30 years or so, get used to it.AleX said:Who is responsibe for that power failure?