Electric out in Washington DC - Unknown Reason

Electric out in Washington DC - Unknown Reason

Electricity is going off in areas of Washington, DC and power company employees are not sure why . . . Similar to the power outage which affected New York City over the weekend.

Sources report the outage is as far north as Trinidad and as far south as Stadium Armory, including Capital Hill.



More than 7,000 customers were without power as of 10 p.m. Monday night in Washington D.C., according to Pepco.

Officials said they started seeing outages around 9:30 p.m. and dispatched repair crews to the troubled area in Northeast D.C.

They said they are not sure what exactly is causing the outage, and could not estimate when the power will turn back on. The outage map indicates they are hopeful it will be restored overnight sometime.

Developing, check back for updates.


UPDATE 10:43 PM EDT --

All CCTV cameras operated by local city gov't and feds, OFFLINE in affected area.

All RADIATION SENSORS and Bio-Weapons Senors also OFFLINE in affected area . . . 


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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Really · 7 months ago
    Did anyone notice that the first thing mayor de blabbio said was "This is NOT as terrorist attack."?

    If they don't know what it was, then how did he know that? I call BS. Then the ConEd ceo said that he didn't know what caused it.
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    Paul Lambert · 7 months ago
    Couldn't all these electricity outages lately just be a lack of supply? It happens a lot in the summer. Now that the environmentalists have had their way for such a long time, not enough electricity is being produced. Not the most exciting explanation, I grant you, but could it be as simple as that?
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      Matthew DeGumbia · 7 months ago
      Not at 10 pm! Electrical load is falling at that time and reaches a low during the nite. Electrical load summer peak usually occurs around 5 PM. Saturday's outage in NYC also strange as it happened at a low load level for the day and week. See http://www.cvx.com for an example of electrical grid load curves.
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        Paul Lambert · 7 months ago
        Alright then. Thanks for checking.

        With respect, I will not go to the link (though others will find it useful). I trust that you saw the load curves yourself and interpreted them correctly.

        Not a supply problem then.
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    William Raywalt · 7 months ago
    OK, so we have some deep speculation here. I'm the first to admit that I could be wrong. Foreign governments are at work here. Face it, the US is wide open for foreign infiltration. Shit show begins now.....
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    Jonathan Munday · 7 months ago
    "All RADIATION SENSORS and Bio-Weapons Senors also OFFLINE in affected area"

    I guess it's asking too much for the feds to have these systems on UPS power backups? No, that would be too logical. Oh well, at least these aren't important or anything...