Many of us here have heard of wild lines, and people like me were certain that theses were only found in places like the outback in Australia, or the most remote places.. not true! Gang Greenies have a special gift, they are able to make simple complex problems, they know the grid is ready to charge every EV, and of course, if it’s done at night when the gird is sleeping, there’s no problem at all.
Wild lines appear to work for the power company when the current draw is VERY low, as the demand on the wild line goes up, the considerable losses in the earth’s return path start to cause problems. You can see an example of Ohms law at work on a long cheap extension cord. Put a volt meter on the far end, all looks reasonably OK with a 60 watt bulb on the end of that 100 foot 16 gauge extension cord. But let’s put a little load on the end and watch the voltage plummet! Put a skill saw on end of this cord, or a small air compressor, and watch the show. Wild lines are similar, as the load increases, so do the problems.
As for Dairy, there are no stupid Dairy Farmers, they’ve all gone out of business. The Dairy Farmer that is able to survive has a good nose for trouble, and we best not discount what they say.. I do remember some battles dairy farmers had over ground water, their herds refused to drink the water, the cows knew of the danger, and the humans consuming the same water had no clue. The same land is now considered contaminated and the water unfit for any animal to drink, the cows knew it first.
As I leave you with this story, I was thinking of alternate titles, “Cows are smarter than my Senator” was a contender. My Senator has never seen a free lunch she didn’t like, or a problem that couldn’t be fixed via the printing press. Even cows know better.
And thank you Tod for sharing this story.. the tip of an ice berg..
Do remember, I saved 80% of my time in not proofing this post If you do proof it and find a blooper, let me know