[Vision2020] Local electricity off and on

Ron Force ronforce at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 08:10:50 PDT 2015

If your power's out, you can get on the Internet and...oh, wait.

Those with power can go to Avista at:

After the power comes back, you can see a list of outages:

Customers AffectedReasonDate/Time ReportedCrew StatusEstimated Restoration
TimeLast Updated37Equipment ProblemSep 02 9:52 PMAssignedSep 03 10:00 AM*Sep
03 8:00 AM10Under InvestigationSep 03 7:19 AMAssignedSep 03 10:15 AM*Sep 03
7:28 AM<5Under InvestigationSep 03 7:15 AMOn-siteSep 03 10:00 AM*Sep 03
7:59 AM

*Total customers affected: 51Too bad it's not more informative, like
"squirrel in transformer". *

Ron Force
Moscow Idaho USA

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM, Kenneth Marcy <kmmos1 at frontier.com> wrote:

> What's the cause of this behavior?
> Several times during the last few days the local electricity has blinked
> off and then back on again, staying off long enough to turn off computers,
> cause the microwave oven to indicate PF (power failure), and re-set
> electric clocks to 12:00 AM.  Some countermeasures are in place or
> possible, including 9-volt backup batteries in clocks and UPSs
> (uninterruptible power supplies) into which the computers are plugged.
> Aside from the annoyance at resetting devices, and the potential danger of
> lost or scrambled computer data, there may well be more serious and costly
> effects at other locations.  So, why is electricity delivery more irregular
> recently?
> Ken
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