Northern California slips into darkness

The California ISO requested Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to curtail 400 MW of power to firm customers and separately asked a municipal utility and irrigation district to cut 100 MW. The outages rotate in blocks of 100 MW that affect about 100,000 customers at a time. The individual outages last about 1 hr. Pacific Gas & Electric said the outages are affecting 320,000 customers.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2001 (PRNewswire) — With over 2.9 million members age 50+ in the state, AARP is concerned with the energy crisis and will provide preparedness and conservation information to Californians.

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