> IamA Puerto Rican living without power for 54 days AMA! (THANKS TRUMP!)

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anon user #2.1
#1 2017-11-14 23:57:06

IamA Puerto Rican living without power for 54 days AMA! (THANKS TRUMP!)

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ … er_for_54/

I have been living without power since hurrican MarĂ­a hit on September 19. We lost power at about 2am. Power has been established around me but my subdivision is still without power. This is mostly to vent and talk to people as we are kind of going crazy down here.

I have electricity at work. Please don't tell my boss I'm doing this. https://imgur.com/a/rJYUo

EDIT: More proof, selfies with local debris piles. https://imgur.com/a/WSN9o

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#2 2017-11-14 23:59:12

Re: IamA Puerto Rican living without power for 54 days AMA! (THANKS TRUMP!)



Kill yourself.

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Walter S Dempsey
#3 2017-11-15 00:02:16

Re: IamA Puerto Rican living without power for 54 days AMA! (THANKS TRUMP!)

America: the finest, and wealthiest, nation on the face of the Earth.

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Dale City Diva
#4 2017-11-15 00:06:36

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#5 2017-11-15 00:07:14

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#6 2017-11-15 00:15:54

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anon user #2.1 wrote:

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7cxjbw/iama_puerto_rican_living_without_power_for_54/

fix your own fuqing shyt

why power not on!?
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anon user #2.1
#7 2017-11-15 00:22:37

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fix your own fuqing shyt

why power not on!?
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Yes, I know.  Their President is a total moron and should probably be impeached for his or her incompetence!

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#8 2017-11-15 00:23:58

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anon user #2.1 wrote:

Yes, I know.  Their President is a total moron and should probably be impeached for his or her incompetence!



Must be all the bagger billionaires at the power company exploiting everyone in PR by not turning the electricity on.

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#9 2017-11-15 00:29:26

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Must be all the bagger billionaires at the power company exploiting everyone in PR by not turning the electricity on.

^Core AU#2 circular logic

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#10 2017-11-15 02:42:44

Re: IamA Puerto Rican living without power for 54 days AMA! (THANKS TRUMP!)

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fix your own fuqing shyt

How?  The distribution system in PR unfortunately follows the same pattern as the US one, with 5-0-5 or 10-0-10 (that's kV) overhead feeders reduced down to 110-0-110 by pole transformers.  Nobody except the power company has the equipment to work on that stuff and even if they did would likely end up killing themselves.

I'm saying unfortunately because that's the basic reason their power system is so fuqed up now. They had those poles come down all over the island which resulted in pretty much the whole network having shorts on it - this cases the breakers at the power plants to open to protect the plant - but when it happens to every feeder from the plant then it ends up running with no load and has to shut down since most thermal power plants have a minimum load level they can operate at.  Since all the feeders are out, you also have a loss of offsite power (aka LOOP). Restarting a power plant with LOOP is called a "black start" - and that's a capacity that most power plants don't have because a network blackout is considered an extremely unlikely event.

So to bring the system up again you need to get the plants that (a) can blackstart and (b) are capable of running with only plant load (these will probably be gas turbine plants) and run them up, then clear all the shorts from the feeders running from those plants to the others so you can restore offsite power to them to get them operational again.  Finally, you have to clear the rest of the shorts and start reconnecting customers.

It's interesting to compare it with the situation in Cuba, which also got hit by a hurricane, but where the power network stayed up. This is basically because Cuba was a Spanish colony and follows the European practice, which uses much larger distribution transformers than the pole pigs that are common in the US and typically feeds them through underground cables.  The main HV network is still overhead, but those sort of transmission lines are much larger and will normally survive hurricanes (you can still get transient shorts, but they typically don't cause any long-term damage).

Also note that I'm not suggesting that the US practice is inherently bad - it works well in the US because it's such a large area and the chances of the entire network being affected by some adverse event are pretty close to zero. It does seem a poor choice for a relatively small island like PR though, since in that case it's entirely plausible that the whole island will be hit.

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#11 2017-11-15 02:46:26

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anon user #2.1 wrote:

Trump is supposed to supply you with electricity now?

Is he supposed to tie your shoes and pour milk on your cornflakes too?


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RockHardConservative
#12 2017-11-15 02:56:51

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PR has a corrupt libbie government. 

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RockHardConservative
#13 2017-11-15 02:59:28

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Bucks 

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#14 2017-11-15 04:33:59

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anon user #2.1 wrote:

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7cxjbw/iama_puerto_rican_living_without_power_for_54/

Why don't you pay your bills? You'd have a leg to stand on then.

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#15 2017-11-15 04:35:19

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Why don't you pay your bills? You'd have a leg to stand on then.

A shytleg. But I guess a shyt leg is better than no leg.

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Tom Leykis
#16 2017-11-15 04:48:04

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RockHardConservative wrote:

PR has a corrupt libbie government. 

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83ft Tapeworm
#17 2017-11-15 05:09:47

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Tom Leykis wrote:

What's for dinner, sugardaddy homotron drunk?

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