Venezuela’s melt down: Blackout day six and the grid struggles to reboot

“Matias Delacroix points out in Wired, that it’s very difficult to restart a decentralized grid which has been badly managed and poorly maintained. No one knows exactly what went wrong to bring it down, but fingers are pointing at the huge Guri Hydro plant, which provides a whopping 80% of the electricity.”

Have often marveled at the self-protective devices that are built into the American electric grid, protecting what's left from nature and *limited* human foibles. But it requires free minds working in concert to retain a system with reliability. And that means lib hands off.

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