Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Serious infrastructure issues

Wow! I hadn't been paying any attention to this story until now: India blackout, on second day, leaves 600 million without power.

India’s blackout spread to cover more than half the country on Tuesday, as the electrical grid collapsed in 14 states in the country’s north and east, depriving at least 600 million people of power, many for a second day.

What's maybe the most interesting part is how nobody can figure out what's wrong:

Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the government had not yet not been able to detect the reason for the grid breakdown.


“We are absolutely clueless why this has happened again today,” Shakti Sinha, principal secretary in the power department of the Delhi government, said in a telephone interview.

It will be interesting to keep an eye on this story in the future, to see what is learned from these events.

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