Need Update...whatever happened to that Canadian electric company that was going to do a Y2K grid test?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Sorry if I missed it, but there was a thread posted a week or two ago from someone concerning a Canadian electric company that was going to roll it's system over to the year 2000 as a part of it's Y2K testing process. The individual who posted this was very concerned but I haven't heard the results of that test. Anyone know anything about this?
-- RLW (SREKCAP98@aol.com), March 13, 1999
Is this the thread you're looking for?
-- Kevin (email@example.com), March 13, 1999.
Here's an item about this test posted to
Y2K Bug No Problem in HydroTest of System (London Free Press [Canada]/CP)
This is a follow-up article about the test conducted by Toronto Hydro mentioned in last Thursday. The bulk of this article: "Ontario Hydro, Canada's largest utility, moved some of its computer systems ahead so at midnight Saturday they read Jan. 1, 2000. The idea was to see if the power would go out in a test area, which covered west-central Toronto. At 11:55 p.m., subway trains stopped in stations so they wouldn't be stuck in tunnels if the electricity went out. When midnight arrived, there were no power disruptions -- which was a relief for police stations and hospitals that had backup generators on standby. 'Managing the Y2K issue is a top priority for Ontario Hydro, and this test is a big step toward ensuring a seamless transition into the year 2000 and minimizing the potential for customer inconvenience,' Bill Imms, a spokesperson for Ontario Hydro, said in a news release." There is no indication here as to what systems were being tested and how the tests were conducted.
-- pshannon (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 13, 1999.
The managed test in a small area is said to have managed.
-- Watchful (email@example.com), March 13, 1999.