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Re: California PUC orders outage notification

  • From: Henry R. Linneweh
  • Date: Sat Mar 31 00:59:18 2001

This will happen if the ISO gives ample warning,  it has already been
determined that 10 minutes would not fall within that category, so its
a good decision but has its drawbacks.

As for today's decision by the PUC on Northpoint
http://news.excite.com/news/r/010330/15/net-northpoint-shutdown-dc

The California ISP Association (CISPA) brought pressure to bear on this
issue.
http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/03/30/010330hnispnor.xml?p=br&s=6

Sean Donelan wrote:

> The California Public Utilities Commission has ordered electric
> utility companies to provide advance notification of rolling
> blackouts.  In the past some utilities have declined to provide
> advance notice before blackouts, citing security concerns such
> as the possibility of looting and rioting.  The City of San Francisco
> complained the lack of notice hampered its ability mobolize
> police and medical workers.
>
> No mention how the utilities will actually accomplish this
> advance notification.

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