Talk:Northeast blackout of 2003

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Inadequate situational awareness at FirstEnergy[edit]

The fault alarm The primary cause of the loss of situational awareness was failure of the fault alarm part of a computer system. The operators noticed and switched to another system but that also failed a few minutes later. Attempts to restore service failed until the main system, its backup and all connected systems were restarted after the blackout.

Loss awareness of the state of their network First Energy operators, in part due to failure of the computer system which should have alerted them to failures in their transmission system and failure to sufficiently trim trees under its power lines in part of its Ohio service area, which led to normal heat-caused sagging of power lines operating within their capacity limits to touch the trees and go out of service. These problems were compounded, but not caused, by the Eastlake 5 power plant near Cleveland, Ohio going offline and causing an increase in the need to transfer power over the lines. It also found that FirstEnergy did not warn other control centers until it was too late because of faulty monitoring equipment and inadequate staff. The cascading effect that resulted ultimately forced the shutdown of more than 100 power plants.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamesday (talk | contribs) 02:24, 17 December 2003 (UTC)

Computer failure[edit]

Anyone conversant enough with computer software to recognise the name Unix should know that the software failure had nothing to do with the fact that it was running on Unix. Would Wikipedia report a bandit software "denial of service" as a Windows and Microsoft Office attack? Most such offences are in fact facilitated by weaknesses in that software, aggravated by the failure to use certain elementary precautions like not oening attachments from untrustworthy (most) sources.DaveyHume (talk) 15:49, 28 October 2014 (UTC)


what happened in prisons? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.16.171.64 (talk) 02:31, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

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