Update on Florida Substation Fire

Lynne Kiesling This Miami Herald article discusses the large outage earlier this week in Florida, caused by the combination of a substation fire and a switch that was supposed to trip to isolate the substation, but did not. In particular, note the comments from Colorado State University engineering professor, and emeritus GridWise Architecture Council member … More Update on Florida Substation FireMore Update on Florida Substation Fire

Meanwhile, in Texas, a Brief Lull in the Wind

Michael Giberson On Tuesday this week, while Florida transmission operators were getting everyone back online after a sub-station fire lead to cascading outages around the state, in Texas grid operators were responding to an emergency of their own. A sudden drop off in the West Texas wind produced an almost as sudden drop in wind … More Meanwhile, in Texas, a Brief Lull in the WindMore Meanwhile, in Texas, a Brief Lull in the Wind