[EAS]2003 Blackout Report

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Thu Sep 25 08:06:00 EDT 2003

Subject:   2003 Blackout Report

IEEE Spectrum magazine has prepared a special report on the blackout
that plagued the United States and Canada last month, and assembled
background material that sheds light on it and points the way to
solutions.  Politicians and reporters on both sides of the border
were pointing fingers  even before power had been restored. However,
three U.S. Department  of Energy studies going back to 1998
forecasted major difficulties in the  electric power system, making
a massive U.S. power failure almost  inevitable. Read on at

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