[time-nuts] 60hz west coast electric grid gone berserk

Douglas Calvert dfc-list at douglasfcalvert.net
Fri Sep 9 01:54:11 EDT 2011


What software do you use for the monitoring?

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 9:34 PM, tom jones <epoch_time at yahoo.com> wrote:
> My 60 hz clocks in las vegas gained 4minutes and 45 seconds approximately.
> At 6pm pacific daylight time I ran grid monitoring program which gets time updates from somewhere in washington state.  It showed the grid frequency at 60.06 hz..
> the grid was at 60.06 from 6:00 to 6:15 and mostly likely much earlier than 6pm when I heard the news and looked at the grid frequency.
> Power engineers say 60.05hz is where masive power failures woulld prevail.
> at around 6:18 frequency was back in tolerance around +.025 hz.
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> This is most likely to do with massive power outage in southern california, arizona, seen as far as new mexico..
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