I have weird question, but I hope somebody can give at least hint what should I read to understand the concept.
There is thermal power station and a city that takes power from it. As I understand power station works 24/7 and providing electricity. Now what would happen if all the houses will stop using any electricity? I mean every electric device in the city is turned off.
The questions are:
Will it affect station at all?
If it will affect what will go wrong and what is used in case of such situations?
How long will it take for something to burn out(maybe transformer, idk).
Note: complete city turn off is of course theoretical, but I suppose similar situation can happen if for example at night almost everyone is sleeping at city and load on power station gets smaller like ~40 times.