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Energy network fragility

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Energy network fragility

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Postby dspp » October 20th, 2019, 11:55 am

I was aware of this, which is now being reported.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... d-troubles

I'm pretty sure I have seen it reported before. Their plans were were extremely credible. Anyway this and similar issues probably deserve a thread of their own.

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Re: Energy network fragility

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Postby ReallyVeryFoolish » October 20th, 2019, 12:11 pm

More convenient, more impact, arguably easier and less risk of being caught blowing up major substations, I'd have thought? But then again, who knows how terrorists think about stuff.

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Re: Energy network fragility

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Postby dspp » October 20th, 2019, 1:15 pm

ReallyVeryFoolish wrote:More convenient, more impact, arguably easier and less risk of being caught blowing up major substations, I'd have thought? But then again, who knows how terrorists think about stuff.


The plans I saw actually were for the major HV substations, just as you suggest. I think to journalists this is what they call a "power station".

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Re: Energy network fragility

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Postby ReallyVeryFoolish » October 20th, 2019, 1:26 pm

dspp wrote:
ReallyVeryFoolish wrote:More convenient, more impact, arguably easier and less risk of being caught blowing up major substations, I'd have thought? But then again, who knows how terrorists think about stuff.


The plans I saw actually were for the major HV substations, just as you suggest. I think to journalists this is what they call a "power station".

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That makes a lot more sense!

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Re: Energy network fragility

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Postby supremetwo » October 20th, 2019, 4:18 pm

It is in the BBC documentary series, Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008c4b

Though the cynic in me wonders at the timing of its transmission - a Brexit frightener?

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Re: Energy network fragility

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Postby XFool » October 21st, 2019, 10:32 pm

dspp wrote:The plans I saw actually were for the major HV substations, just as you suggest. I think to journalists this is what they call a "power station".

There is course one such - connecting North London to the grid - quite near to the old Inglis Barracks in North London, which the IRA bombed in 1988.
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Re: Energy network fragility

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Postby XFool » October 21st, 2019, 10:34 pm

supremetwo wrote:It is in the BBC documentary series, Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008c4b

Though the cynic in me wonders at the timing of its transmission - a Brexit frightener?

Groan!


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