California ISO blames transmission for emergency

The ISO called a Stage 1 emergency at 1:30 a.m. PST, signifying reserves were below 7%. Fluckiger said the Northwest power authorities canceled an emergency alert Tuesday morning, freeing up some electric generation resources that can be diverted to California.

Dec. 13, 2000—The California Independent System Operator warned Wednesday that California more than a fifty-fifty chance of experiencing rolling blackouts early in the evening.

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