Thursday, July 18, 2019

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY HEATWAVE THREATENS FRAGILE GRID AS POWER INSIDERS FEAR SUMMER BLACKOUTS!!!



The EPIC Summer spike in temperatures threatens to expose another glaring failure in Kansas City infrastructure maintenance and investment.

To wit . . .

TOP ECHELON INSIDERS WARN OF THE FRAGILE KANSAS CITY GRID AND RISING THREAT OF SUMMER BLACKOUTS!!!

Here's the word because we know that our favorite local utility company is where a great many politicos run to hide after their careers have left them unemployable at any job which isn't pure patronage . . . Also, they read this blog for a giggle.

"Right now things are running near the breaking point. A few more days at these levels and temperatures and we're going to start seeing an impact. Weekends where people are running their A/C day and night at full blast could be 'interesting' in terms of how we'll manage demand. The brownouts might not make the news but if that happens we'll be only a matter of hours before a blackout. A few thousand customers have been complaining about power fading in and out. Nobody wants to hear about rate increases but in this heat A/C is a matter of life and death for many people. As the population ages, we have start thinking about securing our grid not just as an energy issue but also in terms of public safety. A hot Summer night in the KC metro without power is not something that any one wants to see happen. So, yeah, there is concern but also hope that the heat breaks soon."

So far local media has been ignoring nationwide concerns about the grid in order to offer silly stories about keeping cool.

Unfortunately, lingerie and bikini models have poised TKC's mind and so this is what like a midday cool off looks like in the world according to a blogger . . .



Nevertheless and just like so many homeowners keeping their fingers crossed every time the central air takes a little bit longer to kick on . . . We ask our blog community . . .

WHAT'S YOUR PLAN IF THE KANSAS CITY GRID FAILS?!?!?

Greasing up and running down to the Plaza with a hammer and a wheelbarrow doesn't count.

And so, we offer more proof, insight and info about the danger confronting the local grid along with stereotypical local newsy "beat the heat" links which might be informative but also sound vaguely sexual . . .



Check the links:

Slate: A Brutal Heat Wave Is Descending on the U.S.—and Blackouts May Ensue

Atlantic: Revenge of the Power Grid

City Journal: Saturday night’s Manhattan blackout could be a harbinger of things to come.

KMBC: Heat index hovering around 110 degrees

KSHB: Metro residents seek ways to stay cool in first heatwave of 2019

Fox4: With a bit of help, many homeless people finding ways to tough out the temperatures

41: Three tips from KU Health System’s sports performance center to beat the heat

WDAF: With heat like this, you’re more likely to die with a fan on than off, health experts say

NBC: Kansas City area road crews find ways to stay cool in the heat

Joe Lauria: The end of the heat wave is a few days away (THU-7/18)

Developing . . .

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thankfully the grid is a lot more stable than our sewers, which are garbage.

Dex said...

The power problem is nationwide and it's not because of a lack of fuel like so many of the "green new deal" idiots would like to contend, it's a technological problem because at least half of the energy is being lost to inefficiency. In some places more than half. Think about that, more than half of the power America produces is just lost in the air, some real leaders should see that as one of our biggest challenges. But Americans now just want to fight about tweets.

Anonymous said...

Midwest has a rolling blackout plan, in Kansas we've seen companies cutting power in the very early morning when it does the least damage.

- Brick

Anonymous said...

Better hope that it doesn't last longer than a charge on a phone. Have you seen what young people become without their devices? Not pretty.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

Tony, trying to scare the geezers?????

Anonymous said...

If I can't watch Matlock, I am going to be really pissed.

Anonymous said...

That’s one smokin hat babe you picked Tony! WE NEED MORE LIKE HER!

Anonymous said...

^^Speak for yourself perv. I get laid on the regular.

Anonymous said...

Mostly, he's scaring the coffee, fries, and Big Mac addicts and A/C dependent fat fucks, young and old.

Good thing most Quik Trips have big generators that hold up until everything is sold to the bare walls. Got a new QT real close to home. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Sure ya do, 11:27, but brokeback buttboi humping ain't for everyone.

Anonymous said...

It's July in Kansas City. It gets hot. BFD.

Anonymous said...

Man I’m so glad Obama passed that stimulus bill almost a decade ago. Our infrastructure is so awesome and safe now!! Cash for clunkers has saved the planet!

Anonymous said...

^^^^Help, we have a geezer stroking out!! He believes Obama is still the President for God's sake! Does anyone know if he has a DNR!!!! There's no hope for this poor dementia-addled Muppet.

Anonymous said...

12:52 why must you dailey and several times at that have to prove to everyone what a flaming idiot you are?

Anonymous said...

^^same reason you do.

Super Dave said...

If everyone would turn their thermostats up to 80 you will still be cool enough and would take a huge load off of the system.

Anonymous said...

Energy is lost because of newton's second law. Not much can be done about that. it's the cost of doing business

Anonymous said...

80 degrees???? You aren't cool at 80 degrees. Dumbass! Says who??? Sorry, I'll be at 72.

NicK said...

if the power grid fails its time to kick KCPL to the curb. we should anyway but it would be a good excuse now

Anonymous said...

There's gonna be hell to pay if I can't my Matlock!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

2:00, 82 here and I'm okay with it. Not giving all my money to BPU.

Go stand outside for a while them go in the house and 82 will feel very cool.

Anonymous said...

I thought a black out is what happens at a rap or hip-hop concert.

Anonymous said...

^^ Looky, @12:52, it's the "Live In The Now" lunatic nutsack scratcher. He marches for Reparations and Confederate monuments removals, while wearing his grey Trayvon memorial hoodie. But, but, when anyone mentions the blunders of his BathHouse hero, he goes ballz-to-the-wallz BIGLY ballistic. Too funny.

Anonymous said...

^^look, it's the pants-shitting geezer who's dementia has taken over so badly he doesn't know what year it is! He sits in his own filth writing Hilary, Obama, and Bahthouse Boi on the walls in his own excrement over and over all day long! Way too funny. Pathetic & sad too, but funny nonetheless!

if we turned off all the juice to the niggerhoods we'd have no issues said...

Plus, they'd die. Win win.

Anonymous said...

@3:20...Ewwww!! That's gross. Likely true...but still gross!

Anonymous said...

How much electricity does the streetcar suck up?

Anonymous said...

Way too much, it’s the first thing that should be shut off

Jameson said...

This is really just a warning that KCP&L will now start gouging customers. They might also want some more subsidy from City Hall. Everybody else is doing it.

Blue Beetle said...

3:38 its the roaches once the dark neighborhoods lose power you need to worry about, in those neighborhoods they are like pets, but the roaches will take a road trip to find your AC, and for the dark neighborhoods its free pest control they cant afford but you can....Enjoy MF :)

Anonymous said...

^^^you meant 3:28 dumbass!

Anonymous said...

My plan is to dip my balls in ice water.

You're welcome for the hint.