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Re: San Francisco power outages imminent

  • From: Hal Murray
  • Date: Wed Jun 14 19:14:09 2000

The view from Palo Alto:


Date:  Wed, 14 Jun 2000 12:32:44 -0700


The Cal ISO has declared Stage One and Two Emergencies for today from 
Noon to 6:00 pm.  Demand is exceeding transmission capability in the 
Bay Area by 250 megawatts.  Please reduce electric consumption to the 
greatest extent possible.  If required, Stage 3 (rolling blackouts) 
may not allow advance notice.  You may wish to engage your emergency 
generators.  We will update you as information becomes available.


Sent:	Wednesday, June 14, 2000 3:26 PM

At 2:34 p.m. Palo Alto initiated rolling blackouts to shed 3.3 
megawatts of load. Similar action is occurring throughout the Bay 
Area. Affected outage areas are in residential portions of Block 6 and 
will be impacted for two hours. Thank you for your efforts. See for more info.