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FERC and NERC to Combine Southwest Outage Inquiry Efforts

On May 9, 2011, in Docket No. AD11-09, FERC and NERC announced that they will be combining their separate efforts to inquire into the causes of the electric outages and natural gas delivery disruptions that occurred in the Southwest United States during an unusual cold spell in February 2011.  FERC and NERC staffs will issue a joint report on their findings and recommendations and present them to both FERC and the NERC Board of Trustees.  To view the announcement, click here.