Short vs short
It's pretty clear that the SIMULTANEOUS power outages in several big cities were caused by a solar storm. When transformers burn in several places at once, it's an overcurrent caused by SOMETHING, and the SOMETHING is well known.
Oddly, these outages are getting very little attention in Sorosian media. The NY Post
ran the usual tabloid prediction on April 21, stating that the effects would be felt on April 23. Of course the effects were already being felt in NYC and other cities on April 21. Other than that, no media coverage. Since we know the cause we can't blame it on Russia, so it's NOT A STORY.
Even the usual "science" mags aren't hitting the connection. I guess they're too busy marching marching marching for genocide.
No outages here. There have been several abnormal BOOMS that resemble popping transformers, but no reported problems. In this case we don't need to follow Sorosian media; the good old Spokane News facebook page gives us direct reports from real people. None have appeared, despite magnetic disturbances strong enough to light up the aurora at this latitude.
Avista's grid had been fragile for many years before the 2014 and 2015 windstorms. A roasted squirrel could start a cascade of failures. After the 2015 storm they finally took steps to 'harden' the grid, which clearly helped. Since the widespread replacement of transformers
and revision of grounding, no cascades. NYC shareholders always prefer total vulnerability, which was the purpose of the 1999 Enron "reform"
that linked everything together. Centralization has two big advantages for a New Yorker: maximum vulnerability means maximum trading opportunities, and single-knob control makes securitization work properly. So this hardening was an unattractive option until it was forced by the need to replace nearly everything at once. Apparently the Avista management finally decided that a Spokane short is a bigger risk to the bottom line than a New York short.
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