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Unformatted text preview: producing up to 2000 kilowatts, driven by Francis turbines, as well as four diesel generators rated to 1000 kw each, which are used to supply extra power during periods of high demand. The thing that surprised me about the plant was the degree to which it was automated. Whereas the plant used to require a large number of employees to maintain and monitor it constantly, now the plant’s function is monitored and controlled remotely, and requires only one employee to maintain it. It was also interesting hearing about how well the Vermont Grid as a whole responded to the Northeast Blackout of 2003. When it became apparent that the outages were spreading, the decision was quickly made to isolate Vermont’s grid from the national grid, thereby preventing the blackout from spreading to Vermont....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course CDAE 006 taught by Professor G.flo during the Fall '09 term at Vermont.
- Fall '09