[time-nuts] Weird TEC data

cook michael michael.cook at sfr.fr
Wed Aug 3 16:39:30 UTC 2011

Le 03/08/2011 17:32, Francis Grosz a écrit :
> Hi, Scott,
>       Here in New Orleans a friend in the power company who was interested in its history told me a story.  In the very early days, frequency control was pretty poor and it was hard to keep up with the changing load. So by 5 PM every day, every electric clock in the city was 10 or 15 minutes slow.  So overnight they'd speed up the system and so by 8 AM the next morning every electric clock would be 10 or 15 minutes fast because the total slip during the day was 20 or 30 minutes.
Good story.  Hmmm,
   If I was the power company boss I'd have given all my employees a 
nice shiny mains clock when they joined ...

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