|Ready Kilowatt says: Prepare for power outages. Also, I miss being atop the CPL plant in Laredo, Texas!|
Laredo Sun is reportedly shortly after 12noon that Laredo can expect to experience some "brownouts" throughout the local area. The power companies have resorted to using the term brownouts to refer to power outages that are usually planned and shorter in duration than the unplanned blackouts. It sort of doesn't make sense to me. When the power is off, it's off and you don't see brown when it's dark, you still see black until you find a candle or something. I think a more appropriate term would be black offs. Oh well. Keep those flashlights and candles handy. Here's what the Laredo Sun has on the outages.
From The Laredo Sun
City of Laredo officials have been notified by American Electric Power (AEP) that our community, as well as others in the State of Texas, will experience temporary power outages throughout the day as the demand of electricity has increased due to the cold weather.
The temporary outages, also known as “Brownouts”, will occur at different times and in different sections of the city.
The public is asked to take the necessary precautions such as treating traffic lights as all-way stops, ensure that critical and essential electrical equipment has operational power back-up, and to monitor local media outlets for updates.P.S. photo caption refers to a time when Ready Kilowatt glowed in the night at Laredo's power plant.