Nice to see the fingerpointing happening already regarding yesterday’s power outage:
An official with the union that represents DWP workers charged that, regardless of whether lines were cut, the real cause of the outage was the DWP’s decision to test the new relay system in the middle of the day, rather than at night when power loads would have been lower ó but costs would have been higher because of overtime.
“They are too cheap to pay overtime, so they are testing on a full load at 1 in the afternoon,” said Brian D’Arcy, business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18.
“You clearly don’t test the relay at one in the afternoon. If you are cheap and stupid, this is what happens.”
The DWP said such work is routinely conducted during the day.