The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
SailAway's picture
SailAway
Status: Gold Member (Offline)
Joined: Aug 11 2010
Posts: 404
The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan

This link takes you to a EE Times special edition. Those interested in the power situation in Japan, smart grids and the impact on the electronics industry should find it interesting.

I haven't read it yet, I just went through it quickly.

 

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cmp/eetimes032811_japan/#/78/OnePage

<!--break-->

Quote:

The content of this special issue focuses on the loss of electric power and its devastating consequences. Stories in the issue include:

 

Opener: The day the lights went out in Japan

Japan's rolling blackouts: Is the smart power grid working?

How the next-generation power grid needs to be designed

How Japan's nuclear power plants failed; and its consequences

Impact of "loss of electric power" on the electronics industry in Japan and on the global market

Impact of "loss of electric power" on Japan's economy at large

SailAway's picture
SailAway
Status: Gold Member (Offline)
Joined: Aug 11 2010
Posts: 404
Sorry the previous link

Sorry the previous link takes you to the last page of the report, here is the first page:

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cmp/eetimes032811_japan/#/1/OnePage

 

guardia's picture
guardia
Status: Platinum Member (Offline)
Joined: Jul 26 2009
Posts: 592
Re: The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan

Interesting! (Even the usual articles of nuclear and economic propaganda...) Thanks for sharing!

samuel

Poet's picture
Poet
Status: Diamond Member (Offline)
Joined: Jan 21 2009
Posts: 1892
Re: EEtimes' The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan

Thank you for posting the link.

I read all of it last night. Very insightful articles covering a gamut of interests related to the disaster, especially helpful was the nuclear and electric grid information.

What really struck me was the fact that all four back-up generators were put at sea level in the same location. Gee...

Some of the corporate "condolences" ads were a little tacky, but they meant well.

Poet

 

SailAway's picture
SailAway
Status: Gold Member (Offline)
Joined: Aug 11 2010
Posts: 404
Poet wrote: Some of the
Poet wrote:

Some of the corporate "condolences" ads were a little tacky, but they meant well.

Poet

 

The email I got from EE time was saying that 100% of the profits generated through the sponsor's participation will be donated to Japan via the American Red Cross relief fund.

 

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Login or Register to post comments