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Electricity Rationing Starting Monday In Tokyo 286

siddesu writes "Japanese officials are announcing a schedule for electricity blackouts to last from tomorrow until the end of April. Practically all suburbs of Tokyo will be affected by the blackouts. The 23 districts of central Tokyo seem to be exempt for the moment, but if supply is not sufficient, blackouts are possible. Electricity will be interrupted for about 3 hours a day in each area."
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Electricity Rationing Starting Monday In Tokyo

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  • Re:50hz vs 60hz (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 13, 2011 @08:12PM (#35475668)

    As per the Japanese news, Japan is able to convert up to 1 million kW from 60 to 50 Hz, which is not enough to meet the 10 million kW gap in supply/demand.

  • by BasilBrush (643681) on Sunday March 13, 2011 @09:01PM (#35475916)

    I don't know what it would have to do with anything, but in any case you could not be more wrong.

    Islam (muslims) account for about 0.1% of the population.

    The majority say they do not have a religion and do not believe in any god. Though culturally many are non-practicing buddhists. []

    P.S. You're very ignorant.

  • Donate (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 13, 2011 @11:34PM (#35476620)

    Donate and help:

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  • by DMUTPeregrine (612791) on Monday March 14, 2011 @12:58AM (#35476866) Journal
    TEPCO owns over 70GW of generating capacity. A few hundred MW are not going to make much of a difference, and routing it onshore is a BIG problem.
  • by angus77 (1520151) on Monday March 14, 2011 @02:30AM (#35477088)
    Wow, you really have no clue just what resources are put into earthquake preparation in this country(*), do you? And you really think the seventh worst earthquake in recorded history is somehow comparable to Katrina, eh?
    The building codes are the strictest in the world, schools and businesses have multiple earthquake drills a year, there are educational earthquake and tsunami centers all over, they have the military do training drills...well, I don't know exactly how often, but I see it a LOT. The coasts are barricaded with concrete tetrapods to take the kick out of oncoming tsunamis, and they seem to keep adding tetrapods on top of the old ones. They have air raid sirens at the ready, and they drill them fairly regularly (again, I don't know the frequency in hard numbers, but it's frequent). A week before the earthquake, my son came home from kindergarten telling me how hikinamis are much worse than tsunamis---they teach all this shit to the kindergarten kids to keep them prepared. And so on and on and on.
    Would you kindly inform us in concrete terms what the Japanese should have done that they didn't to prepare for the seventh worst earthquake in recorded history?
    (*) By "this country" I mean Japan.

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