Montana wildfires interrupt California power supply

Tuesday, citing the effects of wildfires burning in the West on electricity supply and transmission, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) called a Stage 1 power emergency afternoon, after Bonneville Power Administration shut down two kv power transmission lines in Montana to protect them while the fires burned through.

JUNO BEACH, Fla.-Faced with skyrocketing oil and natural gas prices and heavy seasonal demand for electricity, Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has filed preliminary paperwork with the Florida Public Service Commission identifying $518 million in expenses above projections for fuel burned to produce electricity in 2000. FPL will file with the Commission in September for permission to recover the expense in customer bills beginning Jan. 1, 2001.

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