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2003-04 Seminars


Blackouts and Electric Reliability - What Should We Learn?

Alison Silverstein
FERC

Abstract
The August 14, 2003 blackout and the investigation that followed illuminated many problems with current electric system operations and reliability practices. Alison will talk about what caused the blackout, what needs to be done to improve grid reliability in North America, and what it will take for those solutions to be implemented.