fallo técnico menor en Montevideo
26 Febrero, la mayor parte del Estado de Florida sin electricidad. Dos centrales nucleares se desconectan automáticamente por fallos en el sistema.
Los ilusos partidarios de la Central Nuclear para Uruguay no se dan cuenta que funciona o todo o nada. No es que tenga 12 turbinas, como una hidroeléctrica, desconectes una o dos para mantenimiento siguen funcionando las demás. Una central nuclear, un sólo generador.
Fallos, mantenimientos, problemas en la red y el sistema se apaga -y eso si no hay problemas mayores. Y Uruguay se queda inmediatamente sin electricidad, hasta que se solucione el problema, si se soluciona.

En cambio, varios parques eólicos, varios fotovoltáicos, generación geotérmica combinados con la hidroeléctrica y térmica existente y se logra la autonomía energética en el tema eléctrico. Estas nuevas fuentes de energía se pueden construir progresivamente y cada una aporta inmediatamente. Atucha II en Argentina lleva más de veinte años sin terminar, ha costado una fortuna y nunca produjo un kwh. Como puede haber un uruguayo tan iluso que crea que en Uruguay se puede hacer lo que los argentinos se han mostrado incapaces de hacer, no me lo explico.
Pongo aquí el resto de la noticia, tomada de un medio norteamericano
** Florida’s largest electric company shut down a nuclear reactor south of Miami for safety reasons Tuesday, causing sporadic power outages covering large portions of the state that could last well into the night. More than 3 million people are affected, the state says.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that the two Florida Power & Light nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point power point 30 miles south of Miami automatically shut down. Two other power plants farther north, the Crystal River reactor and St. Lucie twin reactors, in the state continued to operate, although officials at those two facilities noticed the grid disturbance.

«We don’t know whether the grid disturbance caused the units to shut down or that their shut down caused the grid disturbance,» said Kenneth Clark, a spokesman at the NRC regional office in Atlanta. He said the two reactors were automatically shut down and in safe standby.

«There are no safety concerns. The reactors shut down as designed,» said Clark in a telephone interview. He said both reactor continued to have offsite electric power. He said two coal-burning power plants at Turkey Point also shut down.

FPL in several media interviews estimated that power should be up statewide within 10 hours. The company did not return repeated calls from The Associated Press or speak to a reporter in the lobby of its Juno Beach headquarters.

Outages appear to be concentrated in the southeast portion of the state, including Miami, but were also reported in along the southwest coast and northeastern part of the state as well as in the Florida Keys. The outages began shortly after 1 p.m. EST, though power in some affected areas had been restored an hour later.

In Collier County in the southwestern portion of the state, sheriff’s spokeswoman Karie Partington said officials were working to determine the extent of the outages.

«We really don’t have a good picture of it,» sheriff’s spokeswoman Karie Partington said. «It’s not any one location.»

In central Florida, the Orange and Volusia county sheriff’s offices confirmed power outages at traffic signals across their jurisdictions.

«I don’t have a handle on whether we’re experiencing residential or commercial outages,» said Gary Davidson, Volusia sheriff’s spokesman. «I know we’re receiving reports of traffic lights out virtually throughout the county, from Deland, Deltona, Ormond Beach, South Daytona to Debary.»

Jaime Hernandez, a spokesman for Miami-Dade County Department of Emergency Management, said the county is partially activating its emergency operations center. He said no injuries have been reported so far.

By 2 p.m., most of northern downtown Miami appeared to be back to normal operation, including a campus of Miami-Dade Community College and numerous stores and businesses. Traffic lights were out for a short time but appeared to be back in regular operation. In the Florida Keys, spokesman Andy Newman reported, areas were without power for about 15 minutes, but it was back up as well.

An official at the Miami International Airport says the facility is working on a generator backup but that no airline delays were reported.

Por Armando

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