ARC was one of five vendors chosen as a Preferred Partner to assist in the project. The deployment included 36 sites and over 5,000 desktop and laptop computers across the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, the project required ARC technicians to survey each computer to inventory its hardware and software configuration, identify network printers, and then install new Network Interface Cards. Each system was then thoroughly tested to verify that it communicated properly in the new network environment.
Jan. 11, 2001–California narrowly averted rolling electricity blackouts Thursday as 2,000 MW became available through conservation and from the California Department of Water Resources. Jim Detmers, managing director of grid operations for the California Independent System Operator, said conservation and reduced consumption by California state facilities helped ease the crisis. The Water Resources department shut off pumps and went to the à¯¿½extremeà¯¿½ to provide additional power, Detmers said.