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NERC Releases Southwest Blackout Power-System Analysis

On September 19, 2011, NERC released an analysis of how the electrical system performed during the Southwest cold-weather event during the first week of February, 2011, which resulted in rolling blackouts and natural-gas curtailments in the Southwest (Southwest Blackout Power-System Analysis). The Southwest Blackout Power-System Analysis follows on the August 16, 2011, report from the FERC and NERC joint task force assessing the electric and natural-gas impacts of the cold weather event on the Texas, Western and Eastern Interconnections. To view the Southwest Blackout Power-System Analysis, click here.