The generating plant at Orcas had a record load of 225kW and the fuses at the transformer bank blew, causing an island-wide blackout. Outages due to overload were a common occurrence, and plans were made to again increase the size and capacity of the Orcas generating plant.
Record Power Usage Causes Blackout
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