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Panel Calls for Tougher Power Grid Rules

A huge blackout last year that hit about 50 million people in the United States and Canada highlights the need for utilities to have mandatory standards, investigators said in a report on Monday. The Aug. 14-15 outage began in Ohio and cascaded through eight U.S. states and part of Canada on an unprecedented scale. Nearly eight months later, a U.S.-Canadian report on the probe said the blackout — which closed airports, subways and manufacturing plants and left thousands of commuters stranded — was largely preventable. In a 238-page final report, the investigators concluded that “compliance with reliability rules must be made mandatory with substantial penalties for non-compliance.” Full Story

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