Alarm for a possible great global blackout, what is true?
Rumors of a possible global blackout they have spread during the last weeks, to such an extent that some politicians they have come to give instructions in various towns in case such an event happened.
Antonio Turiel, researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), some days ago spoke to the Spanish newspaper NIUS about the rumors of the event. He noted that speculations sprout because there is a lack of gas in more than one European country.
When you talk about the great blackout, there is a real risk. It is possible that there will be a very large decompensation on a large scale, at the European level and that everything will collapse. In recent years, every time there is a decompensation, electrical systems of large power plants are used that can enter and exit easily, that is, thermal power plants. But now, we’re running low on gas and the price is going up, we are running out of an important tool for compensation ”, he assured.
When it comes to the big blackout, there is a real risk. It is possible that there will be a very large decompensation on a large scale, at the European level and that everything will collapse.
Turiel said that every time one of these compensations is made, more gas is spent, a fact that is worrying the governments of the Old Continent. According to this expert, it is a problem that has been alerted for a long time, however, the lack of gas and the recent price hike is what caught the attention of governments.
When would it happen?
“Experts expect a blackout in the next five years”, indicated the medium Antenna 3. Countries like Switzerland urged their populations to prepare in the event of a power outage during the winter of this year. And while there is no date that indicates when the event will happen, several governments have put backup plans in place beforehand.
”This is a serious and real problemWe are talking about three important countries that are sounding the alarm. The reasons for an unlikely but possible widespread power outage has to do above all with the electrical instability that is causing the lack of gas”, Emphasized Turiel.
What do governments say?
The first to fire the alerts was the Austrian government. “The question is not if there will be a big blackout, but when”said Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner. The government launched the campaign “What to do when everything stops?”, which aims to inform its citizens what to do in the event of the event that qualifies as “a real risk”.
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Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance reportedly started a similar campaign in Germany. And Switzerland also joined the alert. “We will soon begin to see similar movements in other countries, such as France.”Said Antonio Turiel.
The Austrian Ministry of Defense advises have supplies of fuel, candles, batteries, preserves and drinking water. They also recommend agreeing with family and friends on a meeting point and creating a network of cooperation between neighbors.