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    Black out in Ames

    No power at ISU and apparently most of Ames...This day just got interesting ...



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Rumor on campus is the ISU power plant went kaput.



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Rumor on campus is the ISU power plant went kaput.


    We have had power all day south of 30 and west of University.



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Be happy it wasn't yesterday....



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Would the ISU power plant affect the whole city of ames, if that's the case.



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan1983 View Post
    Would the ISU power plant affect the whole city of ames, if that's the case.
    Good question, where are the engineers?

    My understanding is the US power grid is all connected so if one plant goes out the next will up levels to make up for it. So the University plant going out may 'trip' the Ames plant?


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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    No power at ISU and apparently most of Ames...This day just got interesting ...
    Damn taven hoks...


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    Re:Black out in Ames

    The day ames went dark. This is great haha



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    relentlessly compulsively at your service



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    Re:Black out in Ames

    Zombies



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Just got out of work, no power at isu



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    No power in the ISU business park by the airport



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Cychotiic View Post
    Just got out of work, no power at isu
    Nice boss. I'll be sending my guys home at 4 if the power doesn't come back on. Hard to do research with no power.



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    No power at my office at ISU or in West Ames.



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    Re: Black out in Ames

    Theoretically losing one power plant shouldn't take down all of ames, but ISU/Ames do some power trading with each other, so if ISU was carrying some of the load for Ames today then losing that source could've stressed the system enough to cause failures.



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