Weather help relieves California electricity concerns

HOUSTON, June 27, 2001 — Hotter than normal temperatures in California in July reinforces prospects of electricity blackouts there, but cooler weather in August and September could relieve the pressure on the state in late summer, an energy consulting firm said.

Washington, DC, June 26, 2001 — Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham announced that DOE, through the Bonneville Power Administration, intends to sign pre-development agreements for seven wind power projects, which would provide an additional 830 megawatts of generating capacity in the electricity-strapped Western region.

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