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August 13, 1996 | LESLIE HELM and SHAWN HUBLER and PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Chastened energy officials convened here Monday to get to the bottom of the power outage that rippled across the Western United States this weekend, but their initial findings shed little new light on the blackout and yielded only one concrete recommendation: to do a better job of trimming trees around power lines. The representatives from utility companies, governments and the U.S.
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January 31, 2001 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's electricity crisis moves to center stage on Capitol Hill today. But a Senate hearing dedicated to the "California Electricity Crisis and Implications for the West" is expected to be just the opening act in a long political production. The plot is not just about generating more megawatts of electricity; it's also about building support for a variety of legislative and regulatory proposals designed to address the nation's energy needs.
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NEWS
January 31, 2001 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's electricity crisis moves to center stage on Capitol Hill today. But a Senate hearing dedicated to the "California Electricity Crisis and Implications for the West" is expected to be just the opening act in a long political production. The plot is not just about generating more megawatts of electricity; it's also about building support for a variety of legislative and regulatory proposals designed to address the nation's energy needs.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1996 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stresses on the West's complex system of power lines promise to worsen as the electric industry deregulates, and this summer's rapid-fire, regionwide blackouts have public officials exploring what it will take to ensure the grid's reliability. The easy answer is to spend more money--for sophisticated new devices to increase the capacity of existing power lines and to improve their stability so they don't automatically shut down.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1996 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stresses on the West's complex system of power lines promise to worsen as the electric industry deregulates, and this summer's rapid-fire, regionwide blackouts have public officials exploring what it will take to ensure the grid's reliability. The easy answer is to spend more money--for sophisticated new devices to increase the capacity of existing power lines and to improve their stability so they don't automatically shut down.
NEWS
August 13, 1996 | LESLIE HELM and SHAWN HUBLER and PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Chastened energy officials convened here Monday to get to the bottom of the power outage that rippled across the Western United States this weekend, but their initial findings shed little new light on the blackout and yielded only one concrete recommendation: to do a better job of trimming trees around power lines. The representatives from utility companies, governments and the U.S.
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