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  • WECC Daily Report of System Status (Unreported 900 MW S. Cal Blackout)

    09/05/2002 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Robert357 · 31 replies · 459+ views
    Significant Transmission Facilities Out Of Service or LimitedThe PNSC reported the following outages for today: For the entire 24 hour period the California-Oregon Intertie (COI) OTC will be 3800 MW north to south and 2450 mw south to north due to the Round Mountain-Table Mountain #1 and #2 series capacitors at Table Mountain being out of service in conjunction with the Lower Monumental-McNary 500-kV line. The Pacific DC Intertie OTC will be 2506 MW north to south and 1904 MW south to north from 0000 through 2400. Path #1, BCH/PPoA, is limited to 100 MW in either direction through 9/13...
  • Duke prices in California soared (cause CA ISO deadbeat)

    07/14/2002 10:04:20 AM PDT · by Robert357 · 15 replies · 318+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jul. 12, 2002 | STELLA M. HOPKINS
    <p>As California reeled toward blackouts early last year, Duke Energy Corp. raised its wholesale power prices, some nearly sixfold in just weeks.</p> <p>On the first day of blackouts, Duke sought to sell the state power for $1,170 per megawatt hour, according to documents The Observer analyzed. Six weeks earlier, Duke offered the state power from the same plant at $200. Duke also raised prices from its other California plants.</p> <p>The average Carolinas home uses one megawatt hour per month at a retail cost of $73.</p>
  • Caiso Outlook For California Power, 11 July 2002

    07/11/2002 6:42:11 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 50 replies · 533+ views
    Caiso ^ | 11 JULY 2002 | Caiso
    Here is the Caiso stituation graph for today, 11 July 2002:
  • Casio Status for California, 10 July 2002

    07/10/2002 7:17:49 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 55 replies · 379+ views
    Caiso ^ | 10 July 2002 | Caiso
    Well, this will get us started on this hot subject today in California. Casio graphic link: (Casio Power Status Link)
  • California: State asks businesses to volunteer to cut usage when power's tight

    06/19/2002 10:28:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 181+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2002 | Emily Bazar -- Bee Capitol Bureau
    <p>When energy reserves run low this summer, the state will turn to some California businesses to help make up the difference, state officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>Businesses that volunteer for the new "Demand Reserve Partnership" will reduce the amount of energy they use at key times, when demand for power is high and blackouts are imminent.</p>
  • California: ISO is probing whether market tricks caused blackouts --reports of Enron cause is false

    05/17/2002 10:40:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 149+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Friday, May 17, 2002 | Carrie Peyton Dahlberg
    <p>Grid watchdogs are sifting through records to try to determine whether market games like those outlined in Enron memos caused or contributed to any California blackouts, officials with the state Independent System Operator said Thursday.</p> <p>But they said there appears to be no truth to an online news service report Thursday, quoting anonymous traders, that Enron caused any Bay Area outages in June 2000.</p>
  • California: Enron linked to California blackouts : Traders said manipulation began energy crisis

    05/16/2002 10:55:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 2,205+ views
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | May 16, 2002 | Jason Leopold
    LOS ANGELES (CBS.MW) -- Two days of rolling blackouts in June 2000 that marked the beginning of California's energy crisis were directly caused by manipulative energy trading, according to a dozen former traders for Enron and its rivals.   FRONT PAGE NEWS Dell tops targets, sees more growth Dell sneaks ahead as techs stall Dow holds gains; Nasdaq makes it four in a row Enron caused California blackouts, traders say Sign up to receive FREE e-newsletters:   Get the latest news24 hours a day from our 100-person news team. The blackouts left more than 100,000 businesses and residential customers in...
  • Gray Davis Appreciation Page

    05/14/2002 12:35:48 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 35 replies · 595+ views
    The Gray Davis Appreciation Thread I realize that this is a California thing and a lot of you folks could care less (except that he may run for President some day), but I need a place to save some of my favorite articles about California Governor Gray Davis. Trust me that it's not a left vs. right thing. If it was strictly about ideology, I wouldn't even bother. This isn't about a 'woman's right to choose', it's not about my 2nd amendment right to own my own missile silo, it's not about price per megawatt on some energy contract, it's...
  • Davis hitches ride on the Oscar bandwagon

    03/26/2002 10:57:40 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 15 replies · 388+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 25, 2002 | Kevin Yamamura
    <p>If you heard someone cheering loudly when the movies "Vanilla Sky," "I Am Sam" and "Training Day" were mentioned at Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony, it might have been Gov. Gray Davis.</p> <p>In a pop culture-related announcement that has become increasingly common for the governor, Davis last week congratulated the three films for receiving Oscar bids.</p>