There’s seems to be some confusion out there about exactly what happened in South Florida today, but as far as I can tell, some power lines went out at a substation, which caused a nuclear plant to automatically shut down, which caused power outages for upwards of 3 million people.

Nice grid.

I liked this headline: "Nuclear plant shutdown stops Florida." Somebody crank Florida back up again!

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And also? The headline writers at DowJones need to talk to the reporters, because one or the other is confused. Headline: "Nuclear Plant Shutdown Causes Massive Florida Power Outages."

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First ‘graph:

A problem with the electrical grid in Florida caused power outages stretching from Miami up almost to Jacksonville that affected as many as 3 million people Tuesday and caused a nuclear plant to automatically shut down, officials with the state’s largest utility said.

Causality confusion. Where’s David Hume when you need him?

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