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Federal Regulators To Investigate Blackout

Above: The view of a darkened East County from the top of Mount Helix.

Federal regulators will investigate the massive power outage that blacked out millions of customers in Southern California, Arizona and Mexico.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Friday that it will work with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to determine what caused the blackout and how future problems can be prevented.

FERC spokeswoman Mary O'Driscoll says if regulatory violations are found, the commission could issue fines of up to $1 million per day for every violation.

The outage occurred Thursday afternoon after an electrical worker removed a piece of monitoring equipment at a power substation in southwest Arizona.

Authorities say the blackout wasn't deliberate. Power was restored by early Friday.

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Daniel Beeman | September 9, 2011 at 1:40 p.m. ― 2 years, 11 months ago

We can do better! Why were even some solarized homes, generators taken off line? why couldn't they help power the neighborhood(s). We need to ask SDG&E, also

Hey, one mistake should never cause a problem like this, there is much much more that needs to be fixed! Also why doesn't (all) city of San Diego have safety intersections/traffic signals that blink red when electricity out? [not in Clairemont!!] Also what happened to all those solar panel arrays, why weren't we covered by some of that power?? OUR ELECTRICAL GRID SYSTEM IS ALL MESSED UP!!! CPUC electrical energy rate increases: Hey, someone has to make the money, why not someone in a big office (SEMPRA) downtown S.D.?
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281640331851663

We can do better!!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_st...
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4445+Oregon+Street,+San+Diego,+CA+92104&hl=en&ll=32.756837,-117.133827&spn=0.00711,0.014827&sll=32.757926,-117.135111&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&layer=c&cbp=13,58.6,,0,0&cbll=32.757914,-117.135129&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=0&panoid=bH9bCvAL8EqujJ1-gJq8Dg

Thank you for getting things set right!
Sincerely yours,
Daniel Beeman 858-571-6058
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