Sat, 13 Sep 2003 14:10:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) -- Voltage shifts, line problems and power plant shutdowns were observed "well before" midday and across several states on the day of the nation's worst blackout, a government task force said Friday.
Thu, 04 Sep 2003 11:10:01 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) - During the hour before the nation's worst blackout, engineers in the control center of an Ohio utility struggled to figure out why transmission lines were failing and complained that a computer breakdown was making it difficult, transcripts of telephone communications released Wednesday show.
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 05:31:23 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) - Before it came under international scrutiny for its role in last week's blackout, beleaguered utility FirstEnergy had staggered through a storm of recent technical glitches.
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 08:53:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's worst blackout is prompting demands to upgrade the country's power grid, but regional conflicts and fear about electricity deregulation could prevent quick action on improving an antiquated and fragile transmission system.
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:42:18 GMTDENVER - Colorado was spared during Thursday's giant blackout across the Midwest and Northeast because the state is on a separate power grid, and while Xcel Energy says Colorado's power grid is a good one, it also says it's at capacity and strained.
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:39:27 GMTDENVER - A number flights from Denver to the northeast part of the country and Canada were canceled Friday morning. Travel on the East Coast was more seriously disrupted. complete coverage
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:35:08 GMTDENVER - Emergency officials in Colorado put precautionary plans in action Thursday, minutes after a major power outage that affected millions of people on the East Coast, in the Midwest and in Canada.
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:33:17 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration supports a three-year delay in a controversial proposal that its supporters claim would make it easier to run the nation's electrical system, the president's top energy adviser said Sunday.
Mon, 18 Aug 2003 10:52:33 GMTThe probe into what triggered an eight-state, two-nation blackout that left 50 million people in the dark zeroed in on an area just south of Cleveland, where a leading investigator said three transmission lines failed just before the massive outage.
Mon, 18 Aug 2003 04:14:13 GMTNEW YORK (AP) - So far, so good in New York City. Officials say the morning commute has been going as planned as millions of people return to work for the first time since the blackout. COMPLETE COVERAGE