So in a way you are saying "Due to the sudden increase in entropy
surrounding hurricane Irma and the arrow of time (nature tends toward an
increase in entropy), Florida's new power grid became old really fast."
Just checking to see how my new model fits, seems OK so far.
Or another way "Hurricane Irma broke chiral symmetry and Florida's power
The real test will be to see how quickly power is restored, hurricane Wilma
took 3 weeks. I bet it will be longer.
On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM Jed Rothwell <jedrothw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> There has already been an interesting article published about the Florida
> power company problems. This article says there is widespread damage
> despite the fact that Florida Power & Light has one of the most
> storm-resistant and modern grids:
> More Than 10 Million People Lost Power in Florida
> Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the southwest of the state’s electrical grid
> will need a “wholesale rebuild.”
> Hurricane Irma slammed the west coast of Florida on Sunday, making
> landfall first in the Keys and then at Marco Island, 15 miles south of
> Naples. Since then, it’s been making its way northward, visiting
> destruction on the state as it weakens.
> As the storm progressed through Florida, it knocked out the lights all
> over the state. In a press conference Monday morning, Eric Silagy, the
> president of the state’s largest electric utility, Florida Power and Light,
> estimated that more than half the state is without power. That’s more than
> 10 million people, which dwarfs the number who lost electricity during
> Hurricane Sandy, which had been the record holder for hurricane-related
> power problems with 6.2 million affected.
> [AND YET --]
> It was standing with FPL’s CEO that President Obama announced $3.4 billion
> in smart-grid grants through the Department of Energy as part of the
> stimulus package, and when the utility finished its smart-grid installation
> in 2013, it was lauded as smart-grid technology’s coming-of-age moment.
> FPL’s grid was about the best the country could have brought to the
> table.All the investment appeared to pay off last year during hurricanes
> Hermine and Matthew. All the fancy new gear prevented some outages and
> helped the utility get things back running quickly.The Edison Electric
> Institute, a utility-industry trade group, gave FPL two awards earlier this
> year for "Emergency Recovery" and "Emergency Assistance" because of its
> performance during the 2016 hurricanes.
> In other words, FPL’s grid was about the best the country could have
> brought to the table. And now, apparently, Irma has laid waste to at least
> a large chunk of that system. . . .