Power off again in northern California for second day

The grid operator asked the state utilities to drop 1,000 MW, beginning at 9:45 a.m. PST. But during a morning brief, Kellan Fluckiger, ISO chief operating officer, said conservation helped dropped the number to 500 MW.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE)–The Department of Water Resources is implementing the Governor’s emergency order of Jan. 17, 2001 to negotiate contracts and arrangements for the sale and purchase of electricity to help the State mitigate effects of the electrical shortage.

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