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Re: Transformers

Original poster: "BRIAN FOLEY" <ka1bbg@xxxxxxxxxxx>

yea right. we have a substation in town that caters to 5 towns, and all 3 of
the main stepdown transformers built in 1936 burned to the ground last year
along with many other parts of the station. was spectacular to view from a
distance. we are in a heat wave here in NH as well. cul brian f.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: Transformers

> Original poster: "David Rieben" <drieben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>   Brian, all,
>     Let's see, 1.2 million customers affected by the failure of
>     1,100 transformers - that would average out to approx-
>     imately 1,100 customers per transformer. Obviously, the
>     majority of the transformers experiencing failure were of
>     the power substation variety and not pole mount or pad
>     mount, single phase, distribution type, as these typically
>     serve only 3 to 6 customers, each. I would imagine that most
>     of California's power shortage problems stem from "higher
>     up the totem pole" between the generators and the custo-
>     mers, be it hydro or fossil fuel powered. As the population
>     of CA continues to grow almost exponentially, this
>     growth has begun to eclipse the generation capacity of
>     CA's current power generation facilities. The electric
>     utilities are just not able to keep up with the ever increasing
>     demand and an extended and virually statewide heatwave
>     only serves to further aggrevate the situation, as indoor climate con-
>     trol is typically the most demanding energy need of residential
>     customers and many commercial customers as well (unless they
>     have a HUMUNGOUS Tesla coil to "feed" ;^)
>     BTW, we had a pretty good heatwave here in Memphis last week
>     with afternoon temps from 97 to 102 every day. A little better
>     this week as the temps are generally staying below 95 (low to
>     mid-90s is typical in late July).
>   David Rieben
>     ----- Original Message -----    From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>     To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>     Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 1:41 PM
>     Subject: Transformers
>     > Original poster: "BRIAN FOLEY" <ka1bbg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>     >
>     >
>     > from Verizon Central;
>     > Pacific Gas and Electric says 1,100 transformers damaged by heat
>     > leaving 1.2 million customers without electricity. as part of an
>     > article titled "Calif. Coroners Overwhelmed by heat deaths".
>     > Stay cool and make sparks! cul brian f.
>     >
>     >
>     >