Rolling blackouts strike Southern Calif. (again)

Forget about cyber-terror threats to the national power
grid -- just leave it to the keepers of the Volt.


Sweltering heat and the loss of a key transmission line Thursday forced power officials in Southern California to impose rolling blackouts, leaving as many as half a million people without power for about half an hour, officials said.

The California Independent System Operator, which operates the state�s electric grid, declared a transmission emergency at 3:57 p.m., said ISO spokeswoman Stephanie McCorkle.


I'd be interested to hear if there were any noticeable residual

- ferg