Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 21st, 2011, 04:09 PM   #1
howell_jeep
Last Free Man
 
howell_jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-09-06
Location: Howell Twp, MI 48836
Posts: 10,848
iTrader: (69)
Rolling blackouts in Detroit area ordered by DTE

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/07/...outs-possible/
howell_jeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 06:58 PM   #2
archerchaos
I shoot bows & I'm a girl
 
archerchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-10-11
Location: birmingham, michigan and Boyne City michigan
Posts: 721
iTrader: (0)
When I built my house I had a giant ass generator installed to kick in within a minute after losing power. Built it shortly after THE BIG BLACKOUT. I'll be sitting pretty with my air on, lights glowing and music playing. It's nice having a brother as an electrician!!!!
archerchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 07:20 PM   #3
mschaffer66
Senior Member
 
mschaffer66's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 9,174
iTrader: (17)
There's going to be a whole lot of sweaty buttfucking in Fabulous Ferndale tonight.

mschaffer66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 07:28 PM   #4
ScOoTeR
GLFWDA Member #07520
 
ScOoTeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: Howell
Posts: 21,222
iTrader: (35)
Rolling Blackouts? Wasn't that what the Million Man March was?
ScOoTeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 07:30 PM   #5
Hombre
I carry a shank
 
Hombre's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-15-06
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,423
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScOoTeR View Post
Rolling Blackouts? Wasn't that what the Million Man March was?
I'm not sure? I think that's when they buried the "N" word.
__________________
reptile610 says:"Owning a CJ is for manly men, they allows you to do manly stuff like auto mechanics and welding and drinking beer. Manly men own CJs. Manly men do not drive hummers, they receive them."

,[____l,
_ -o==o-_
) ()_) ()_)
Hombre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 07:39 PM   #6
C.K.
Dont Feed the Cyco
 
C.K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: 48386
Posts: 17,298
iTrader: (21)
Its a nice cool 68* here.
C.K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 08:23 PM   #7
kerryann
German cars are hot
 
kerryann's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield
Posts: 11,417
iTrader: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by C.K. View Post
Its a nice cool 68* here.
x2
kerryann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 08:26 PM   #8
C.K.
Dont Feed the Cyco
 
C.K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: 48386
Posts: 17,298
iTrader: (21)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerryann View Post
x2
Isnt it nice to pay your bills and they leave your power on?
C.K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 08:30 PM   #9
kerryann
German cars are hot
 
kerryann's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield
Posts: 11,417
iTrader: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by C.K. View Post
Isnt it nice to pay your bills and they leave your power on?
I don't pay anything.. i have a husband.. he's in charge of the bills.
kerryann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 08:39 PM   #10
muddywater
Stacks bring the awesome
 
muddywater's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-14-07
Location: muskegon,mi
Posts: 5,264
iTrader: (15)
Send a message via AIM to muddywater Send a message via Yahoo to muddywater
72 degrees in my house. i dont pay my bills either they are included with my rent.
muddywater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 09:25 PM   #11
Bones
skillicous
 
Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Posts: 11,268
iTrader: (37)
Send a message via AIM to Bones
probably not the best night to be running my welder? Oh well.
__________________
Inviscid Motorsports

Special Thanks and Recommendations to;
Motorcity Machines
Ironman Offroad
Branik Motorsports
Maxxis Tires

Raceline Wheels
PAC Racing Springs
Joint Clutch and Gear
Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 09:32 PM   #12
kerryann
German cars are hot
 
kerryann's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield
Posts: 11,417
iTrader: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bones View Post
probably not the best night to be running my welder? Oh well.
It's an ozone action day.. I was thinking about that when I was driving home in my diesel truck.
kerryann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 09:37 PM   #13
vr
Senior Member
 
vr's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 4,106
iTrader: (1)
Who pays for the infrastructure upgrades? I always suspected the power companies leaned on local municipalities to fund that sort of stuff. That would seem smart. But at the same time, it seems like the power company would miss out on revenue by not meeting the increase in demand... unless of course the seasonal increase is so trivial that it would never pay for the upgrading... Hmm...
__________________
.
.
.

<-- Donate your unwanted casino cash so I can go annoy the casino instead of you
vr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:08 AM   #14
youngjeepguy
Jeeper
 
Join Date: 02-13-06
Location: Ferndale
Posts: 302
iTrader: (0)
They started doing the rolling blackouts because one of the units at the major substation took a dump yesterday around 5:30. When they started diverting some of the load over to the other equipment that took a dump too. So now even more people are without power, and they don't know now when power will be restored.

Luckily, i'm on the northeast side of Ferndale and our power was restored about 3am this morning and has stayed on.
youngjeepguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2011, 06:20 AM   #15
Rob the plumber
Licensed master plumber
 
Rob the plumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-14-06
Location: New Baltimore, Michigan
Posts: 5,460
iTrader: (32)
Wtf? Everyone has the a/c cranked and they can't keep their shitty grid together? I'm guessing that cities like Phoenix dont have that problem.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk
Rob the plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2011, 06:31 AM   #16
homerdogeo8
booger eatin' moron
 
homerdogeo8's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-06-08
Location: St Johns
Posts: 2,329
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vr View Post
Who pays for the infrastructure upgrades? I always suspected the power companies leaned on local municipalities to fund that sort of stuff. That would seem smart. But at the same time, it seems like the power company would miss out on revenue by not meeting the increase in demand... unless of course the seasonal increase is so trivial that it would never pay for the upgrading... Hmm...
DTE isn't government owned, therefore they pay for their own upgrades. It's funded through your electric bill. They may even pay a franchise fee to the local governments.
homerdogeo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2011, 07:58 AM   #17
84Scrambler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Lansing
Posts: 5,941
iTrader: (8)
Send a message via AIM to 84Scrambler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob the plumber View Post
Wtf? Everyone has the a/c cranked and they can't keep their shitty grid together? I'm guessing that cities like Phoenix dont have that problem.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk
I guarantee that Phoenix, like every other city in the world has equipment failures that lead to localized power outages. It happens every day. It only becomes news when it is 100*.
84Scrambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2011, 07:43 PM   #18
adamzr2
numero douce undela
 
adamzr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-12-05
Location: GB/ out of a suitcase
Posts: 2,514
iTrader: (5)
this nations grid cannot handle the amount of electricity needed. end of story its not just here its national
adamzr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.16501 seconds with 46 queries