Post by Davor Jakic, Systems Integrator BT Advise
Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a post on the impact of a possible winter electricity blackout in Belgium. The reason: the potential closure of two of the country’s seven nuclear power plants.
This year, two nuclear power plants were indeed shut down for security reasons and it doesn’t look as if they will ever get started up again. Although the government assures it will take extra measures to limit electricity outages, both government bodies and local energy providers warn of outages and the need to prepare the population.
There are even calculations on when and where different blackouts will be witnessed, depending on the weather. [Read more...]