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[–] 12740643? 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Read about California’s rolling blackouts a few years ago, and imagine if they had giant battery packs to turn on when a megawatt was five figures. Seems plausible to me.

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[–] Bad_Idea_Bob 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

rolling blackouts were a manufactured crisis to purposely cause instability, uncertainty, and allow companies to price-gouge their customers.

Enron

they could have done the exact same for the power delivered from these storage centers. Unless every house had backup batteries, the crisis would have developed in the same way. Hell, they still could have fuxked with the power delivery to prevent any home from charging up its batteries

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[–] ruck_feddit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They could all watch tv for one hour... super.