Y2K program merges concerns of power, petroleum, gas industries

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION, transmission, and distribution industries are joining a technical program established by EPRI, Palo Alto, Calif., to gather data related to the Y2K problem. EPRI, a scientific and technological organization for the energy industry, says it established its Y2K technical information-sharing program in response to prompting from electric-industry leaders. "It didn't take long," says EPRI Y2K program manager Charlie Siebenthal, "for gas and electric industry leaders to see that joining forces would be a cost-effective way to address the embedded system issue." The program's Gary Green, whom EPRI hired for his 18 years'...

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