Blackout

November 11, 2009

We had our first black out in Brazil last night.  We assumed that it was caused by the thunder storm.  Apparently not.

 

RIO DE JANEIRO — A problem with the Itaipú hydroelectric power plant plunged Paraguay and large parts of Brazil into darkness on Tuesday night, virtually paralyzing the two countries.
Power was being restored to Brazilian cities early Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The power failure had knocked out electricity in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and other cities; it also forced the shutdown of major airports in Rio and São Paulo, as well as the São Paulo metro system, the G1 news Web site reported.
Itaipú, the world’s largest operational hydroelectric power plant, straddles the border between Brazil and Paraguay. ■

RIO DE JANEIRO — A problem with the Itaipú hydroelectric power plant plunged Paraguay and large parts of Brazil into darkness on Tuesday night, virtually paralyzing the two countries.Power was being restored to Brazilian cities early Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The power failure had knocked out electricity in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and other cities; it also forced the shutdown of major airports in Rio and São Paulo, as well as the São Paulo metro system, the G1 news Web site reported.Itaipú, the world’s largest operational hydroelectric power plant, straddles the border between Brazil and Paraguay. ■

 

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