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kahleesie88

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Losing power
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:19:50 pm »

What do you think would happen if most of qld lost power for an extended period of time next year during summer? Would the sheeple I mean society break down and think it was the end of the world? Would they work together to survive or would it be every person for themselves? After what happened in South Australia (I think it was) with the power grid being overloaded do you think it's a possibility in qld?
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grenadier

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Re: Losing power
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 08:54:01 pm »

Queenslander!!!!
Maybe it depends on how the media would play it up.
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kahleesie88

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Re: Losing power
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:11:33 pm »

That's assuming that there's media coverage before it happens...
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Gympiegoat

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Re: Losing power
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:24:33 pm »

Why lose sleep over sheeple, just look after your prepper community.
1.Either stand on your own two feet or buy near a hospital as the Gov. makes sure the grid is solid around them.
2. go solar. & have fuel for cooking. I have 2 year + of LNG & endless firewood around here.
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I doubt the $2 billion figure is correct. That is $6,000+ per household unless Gov. screwed up again. They have done so in the past, but it looks like it includes battery backup.
4. get a battery pack, price is coming down all the time:-  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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kahleesie88

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Re: Losing power
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 10:49:22 pm »

Take care of pepper community I like that! OK here goes....
I have it on very good authority that there is a 30% chance that the qld power grid will be overloaded during summer and if this happens (30% chance remember) qld will lose power for a few weeks it was explained to me perfectly and scientifically so naturally I can't remember what was said or how it was explained! But this is the link that was sent to me after the phone call- You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#medium-term-outlook
From what I can gather it's a graph of how much electricity will be needed and how much there will be. Please remember there is only a 30% chance of it happening... I am supposed to keep this quiet so please no sharing on social media!! I just felt like I had to share it with someone my friends and family just think I'm a conspiracy nut... I think they're uninformed and I'd rather prep for it and it not happen then do nothing and it happens 
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Arkane

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Re: Losing power
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 11:50:53 pm »

Everyone will get indoctrinated via the media to use less for weeks before with a scare campaign!

Several high users will be encouraged to shut down for a few days, for maintenance of course!

Then there is load shedding/sharing.

And last of all there is importing from NSW!

A non event really just look after your own needs on a short term basis!
Gas in the bbq and a deep freezer full of ice
and some battery/gas lighting

An extra large car battery and an inverter to power phones tv dvd etc
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Re: Losing power
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 03:52:42 am »

Interesting subject, as we had problems down here in Tasmania last year , we have solar setup with 3 deep cycle batteries at home with led light strips in house and shed ,seperate systems but enough to live off plus just doing a recon on old Rayburn 510 combustion stove for setup out the back at home has hot water setup to so no problem once up and running ,up the cabin have combustion stove ,barrel woodheater , at present 2 kva solar setup with led lights etc plus small gas hws ,and a lifetime of firewood , the old motto be prepared at all times ,that is why people have so many problems when shit happens , it's taken years and a lot of hard work but finally feel comfortable that we can get by , he who prepares is prudent ,he who does not is a fool
As for food plenty trout in the river and an abundance of wallaby etc all around  ;D

Cheers Paddler
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Re: Losing power
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 11:47:46 pm »

I'm from rural SA.  My region lost grid power for 3.5 days due to the storm.  Many large back-up systems for hospitals and supermarkets failed.  Telecommunications and data transmission became very sketchy after 8 hours. 

I took a tour of the nearest regional centre (pop 15k) on day 3 to see how 'the system' was going.

Life rolls on.  People seem to generally help each other out. No spike in crime.

The main shortages were in bottled gas, d cell batteries, gas bbq's, camping supplies, motor fuels, ice and any food requiring refrigeration.  Fridges with temp sensitive medicines at pharmacies etc were kept going with donated gen sets.  Shelf foods remained in good supply and 'opposing' supermarkets co-operated to move foods from sites where back-up generators failed to those where back-up was working. 

Lots of people around here have small camping generators and used them for the first day ... but quickly ran out of fuel.  Farmers had plenty of diesel on hand but petrol was harder to acquire.

On day 3 one servo finally managed to patch a portable workshop gen set into a fuel pump ... the line up to use that pump was about 2km long.   

The feeling/rumours at the time were that grid power would be out for upto 2 weeks, we were all kind of surprised that we got power back as quick as we did.  The reason I point that out is that it's not as though everyone was happily believing the problem was going away quickly.

of course ... the media tried to sensationalize any little negative they could find.


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Gympiegoat

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Re: Losing power
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 07:38:42 am »

Very good post, Mirage, thanks for that. In fact it mirrors my own experiences during floods in Gympie & Maryborough & Hervey Bay when cut off for 3 & 4 days.

Aussies do tend to help each other. Supermarkets & bakeries here rationed perishables till roads were open again & there were no runs on limited items due to radio broadcasts telling people that meds & life saving stuff would be flown in. Petrol was not a problem as you could not drive far & not many people lost power as substations are no longer in flood areas.
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Re: Losing power
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 07:44:10 am »

Always good to have a solar system with battery storage and a solar hot water system ;)
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Mirage

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Re: Losing power
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 02:53:23 am »

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Very good post, Mirage, thanks for that. In fact it mirrors my own experiences during floods in Gympie & Maryborough & Hervey Bay when cut off for 3 & 4 days.

Aussies do tend to help each other. Supermarkets & bakeries here rationed perishables till roads were open again & there were no runs on limited items due to radio broadcasts telling people that meds & life saving stuff would be flown in. Petrol was not a problem as you could not drive far & not many people lost power as substations are no longer in flood areas.

We certainly seem to hold it together when challenges present themselves. The influence of Doom Porn seems minimal here as compared with the US.  Over there, social chaos is pretty much a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Only thing I saw here which I thought could have been done a little better was the fuel situation.  Whilst it's his business and his call to make ... the fuel station owner who got one of his pumps going (hero!) probably could have limited each vehicle in the queue to 20 or 30 litres each.  I watched some fit younger folks (quite able to walk and ride bikes) fill up their patrols and landcruisers with 1-4 jerry cans of extra besides ... while at the rear of the queue more 'car dependent' pensioners in their little cars may not have got any fuel. (I only observed this location for about 10 minutes though, so maybe what I saw was was not representative of the entire action.)

Last minute hoarding just makes a difficult situation worse ... unfortunately it's a common behavior. 

I bet there are 20 or 30 people in my region that are sitting on a combined total of 3000 D cell batteries purchased in haste in September last year! ;D ;D ;D

Thus I do my hoarding well before the need arises, both to avoid the hassles myself and avoid adding to other peoples problems. 
 

 
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