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Re: East Coast outage?
- From: W.D. McKinney
- Date: Fri Aug 15 00:16:48 2003
For good or bad, we in Alaska are not on a national grid. As it's
staying light still till around 9 or 10:00pm, and it's cloudy and not 85
like it was last week, it would not have bothered us as much.
FERC & NERC are surely going to more active now.
On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 16:18, JC Dill wrote:
> At 02:03 PM 8/14/2003, K. Scott Bethke wrote:
> >Looks like we lost the Niagara-Mohawk power grid
> This looks pretty much like the same thing that happened (one failure
> causes cascading switch failures as the power overloads adjacent switches,
> taking down the whole grid) when the Pacific InterTie went down in the
> summer of 1996:
> Am I the only one who is surprised that here we are now - over 7 years
> later - and the electric grid industry still hasn't found/implemented a
> design fix for this problem? What does the FERC and the DOE do anyway? Do
> they just "regulate" prices? (Yeah, they did such a good job with E! and
> we in California will be paying for it for many years to come.) I kinda
> thought the whole point of having federal departments and commissions to
> oversee energy was to assure the country of a *reliable* energy system...