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Electricity Supply Outlook
NERC anticipates that power shortages in California will be more severe than officials there have anticipated, with about 260 hours of rotating blackouts over the summer. Outages are not expected in the Pacific Northwest this summer, but with a drought continuing and much of its power hydroelectric, power shortages could occur by winter unless there is a significant increase in precipitation. New York City will avoid power shortages depending on timely completion of 11 combustion turbines throughout the city. New England is also expected to avoid any power outages.
DOE Energy Projects
DOE is providing $17.5 million through its State Energy Program special projects competitive grants. Though project-by-project details have not yet been determined, the states and their partners will provide approximately $22.5 million in funding through cost-sharing agreements.
The money will be used to improve the energy efficiency of schools, homes, and buildings; promote energy efficient industrial and transportation technologies; and support renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal.
Publication date: 06/11/2001