I've explained this 140 characters at a time, but here in more detail, is a basic recipe and how it works, for bringing down the entire power grid. Electricity cannot be easily stored, and the vezaret barg (electric co) continuously monitors usage to transmit power in the grid. The grid is equipped with capacitors that allow some limited power to be stored to smooth out transmission needs. Basically, they are pushing electrons through wires, too much or too little unexpected causes blackouts and possibly lasting multi-days. Because power usage varies according to time of day and other variables, such as holidays, most power is generated from three different types of generating plants: 1) Base loads (typically hydro, nuclear (not in Iran), large coal/gas plants). These are very difficult to turn on/off. A well planned power outage protest that disrupts base load plants will be very disruptive for the government. 2) Intermediate. Basically, a step between the Base plants and Peak Plants (follows). 3) Peak Plants. These are less efficient but easily turn on/off to accommodate spikes and drops in usage (air conditions on/off, etc.). A poorly planned protest only disrupts at this level HOW TO BRING IT ALL DOWN 1) Agree on "ON" time (5-10 minute range) 2) Agree on "OFF" time (1-2 minute range) 3) Agree on "RE-ON" time (1-2 minute range) To bring down the entire grid, you have to first increase usage to a level that requires intermediate and Peak plants to be operational. That means: 1) turn on lights and appliances, one at a time, over the course of 5-10 minutes. 2) go slowly to not blow fuses in your own home. Next, you have to stop using completely. The easiest is to go to your fuse box and turn it off from there. Next you turn everything on within 1-2 minutes. We need enough participants to reduce usage to below BASE LOAD. If that occurs, they have to shut off things they don't want to. WHY IT WORKS • This protest works because participating in it is anonymous. No one will be beat, shot at, detained. • It can be coordinate to coincide with important broadcasts, such as an Ahmadi or Khamenei speech/prayer, news, meeting of Majlis, military drills, etc. • It creates a window of opportunity to shout Allah-o-Akbar at nights in pitch black skikes • If done during day, it interrupts merchants, factories and bazaar who have not been supportive.