HE.net, Fremont-2 outage?

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Wed Nov 4 04:03:06 UTC 2009

> Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
> > FWIW: http://www.he.net/releases/release18.html
> No date on that 'press release' but the way back machine helps put it
> somewhere in 2002. A lot of good this "Alameda" sized generator has done
> recently...
> http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.he.net/releases/release18.html

2MW isn't super huge or anything.  I would expect that, given the size
I have been led to believe HE is, they've got a lot more than that now.

My memory is that Alameda isn't huge, but it isn't small either.  I'm
not sure ..  ah, here


peak 70MW

I'm not sure what the basis for the claim is that a 2MW generator is
"large enough to power the entire city of Alameda" ...  2MW gensets are
common enough in this business and it's possible to burn through 2MW in
a few hundred racks.  It isn't *that* much power.

A more conventional comparison might be to something like a hospital; one
of our local hospitals installed a 1.25MW generator which, IIRC, powers
all critical circuits.


Sometimes it is easier to picture things that way.

... JG
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