POWER: San Mateo/San Francisco power outage report

Jon Zeeff jzeeff at verio.net
Wed Dec 9 14:04:27 UTC 1998

> breakers on the substation.  It also caused a cascade effect, tripping
> the Hunters Point and Potrero power plants.  

> grid primary power sources.  Aside from the human error, the system worked
> "as designed to protect the rest of the grid."

I suggest that causing a cascade effect and increasing the area of an
outage isn't a good way to design a system.

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