A case of the “brownouts”

The Facts:

 – 15% of the state’s power supply was off line for maintenance
 – 4 power plants shut down unexpectedly
 – Thousands of customers lost power
 – Peak Load was 51714 MW @ 16:00
 – Anticipated Peak Load was 49018 MW @ 18:00

The Timeline:

15:25   Implemented Step 1 of the EECP
15:34   Moved to Step 2 of the EECP; deployed 1150 MW of LaaRs
16:13   Moved to Step 4 of the EECP; shed 1000 MW’s of firm load
18:10   All firm load picked up
18:26   Moved from Step 4 to Step 2 of the EECP; picked up LaaRs
18:48   Moved from Step 2 to Step 1 of the EECP
19:20   Ended the Emergency Electric Curtailment Plan

EECP = Emergency Electric Curtailment Plan

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