Poor reliability standards faulted for power outage

The worst electric power blackout in US history, which occurred in the US northeast on Aug. 14, 2003, was caused by operator error, line maintenance issues, and the lack of reactive power in the FirstEnergy region, said the US-Canada Power System Outage Task Force Apr. 5 in its final report (OGJ Online, Aug. 22, 2003).

Apr 19th, 2004
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