Los Angeles International Airport Loses Power For an Hour Showing Limits of All-Electric Future

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On Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), experienced a power outage. The brief outage occurred at 2:30 p.m. and was then fixed within one hour, around 3:30 p.m. The outage affected most terminals, and TSA screenings stopped abruptly.

Real IDs and passports cannot be scanned. Electronic frisking can also not be used to locate weapons if your equipment isn’t powered. You can see the problem.

FlightAware reports that there were 64 cancellations and 140 delays by 3:15 PM. It is not yet clear if these were caused by the power outage. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), arrived to address the problem and used Twitter to confirm that it wasn’t due to rolling blackouts.

Patch.com

LOS ANGELES (CA) — LAX was affected by a power outage Wednesday afternoon, authorities stated.

According to the airport, the outage affected the majority of terminals. The issue was first reported around 2:30 p.m. Power had been restored to most locations by 3:10 p.m. and all systems were up again by 3:30 p.m.

According to Victoria Spilabotte (airport public information officer), no flights were canceled or delayed. However, passengers on certain flights had to deplane manually when the jet bridges failed to work.

Spilabotte stated that crews from the Department of Water and Power were present at the airport to investigate the cause of the outage lasting 50 minutes.

The utility provider tweeted that “our crews were able to make switches in the field, to reroute electricity to LAX and restore power,”

However, the outage continued to impact the surrounding areas, with over 350 customers still without power as of 4:30 p.m.

This is where the danger of an all-electronic universe lies. LADWP stepped in with the most likely gas-powered backup generators to ensure that essential resources were available, but things eventually stalled for a while. There were no terminal-to-tower interfaces or TSA capabilities. People had to get down from the planes as jet bridges went out of power. This was only one hour of power loss. Imagine if the duration was longer.

LADWP is currently investigating the cause of the outage. As useless as it might be, there is no word on whether Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation, will weigh in.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is a drunk on his progressive agenda. He sees it as a calling card for his future presidency. He believes that his incompetence will be compensated by leading on climate change.

California’s new state regulation requires that 35% of all new cars manufactured in 2026 must emit zero emissions. This number will rise to 100% by 2035. The state must produce three times as much electricity and develop new solar and wind energy at a rate of almost five times that of the past decade to power the vehicles.

The Air Resources Board enacted the mandate in August. Six days later, California’s electricity grid was so stressed by heat waves that a 10-day emergency alert was issued warning residents to reduce their electricity consumption or risk losing power. Many were skeptical about the juxtaposition of the mandate with the grid crisis.

California law requires that all power be transferred to renewables by 2045, while electrifying trucks and cars. The state’s last nuclear power station, Diablo Canyon in California, will be shutting down in 2030.

Los Angeles International Airport’s power outage is a stark reminder that California is not ready for an all-electric future. It cannot even manage power management right now.