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São Paulo | Autobots and Current Affairs


Source: EXAME (Editora  Abril)

São Paulo – Though Minister of Mines and Energy Eduardo Braga and the chief executive of the ONS, Hermes Chipp, have denied that the blackout of January 19 was related to an endemic energy shortage, there are other explanations for the incident.

A government technician, who said he could not identify himself, explained to the daily O Estado de S. Paulo that the origin of the problem was elevated consumption in the state of São Paulo, which exceeded all expectations for the day.

The explosion of demand (consumption plus waste) in the state began after lunch, at approximately 2:00 p.m., With consumption outpacing generation, the (line) frequency — in the U.K., the “mains frequency” — fell to 60 Hz and certain generator plants automatically went offline.

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