patchinthebox t1_itnkgru wrote

I work at a power plant and this is very accurate.

>Brownouts would progress rapidly to full blackouts within a day or even hours as Grid demand far outstrips the supply,

We'd be in a total blackout situation within the first 24 hours for sure. A few units would trip and the others would quickly be overwhelmed due to no actions happening and a cascading blackout would occur. Once units trip they're not coming back for a long time.