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Blackout (August 2003)
NERC has worked closely with the Joint US-Canada Task Force and all affected entities to investigate the causes of the August 14, 2003, blackout.  Significant information and reports about the blackout investigation are posted below.

 
 

 2003 Blackout Final Report

 
  
  
  
Appendices.pdfAppendices4/1/2004
ch1-3.pdfChapter 1-34/1/2004
ch4.pdfChapter 44/1/2004
ch5.pdfChapter 54/1/2004
ch6.pdfChapter 64/1/2004
ch7-10.pdfChapter 7-104/1/2004
 

 August 14, 2003 Blackout Investigation

 
  
  
  
8-14-03-outage-announcement3.pdfPower Outages - Announcement8/14/2003
8-14-03-outage-announcement4.pdfPower Outages - Update [12:00 a.m. EDT]8/14/2003
8-14-03-outage-announcement5.pdfPower Outages - Update [6:00 a.m. EDT]8/15/2003
BlackoutTable.pdfHistorical Power Outages8/15/2003
talking-points-08-15-03.pdfPress Briefing Talking Points - August 15, 2003 11:00 a.m.8/15/2003
NERC_Steering_Group_Scope_Bios_082703.pdfNERC Steering Group on Blackout Investigation9/2/2003
House_Cmte_Energy_Commerce_Testimony_090303.pdfHearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Testimony of Michehl R. Gent, President and CEO, NERC9/3/2003
NERC_answers_to_Dingell_090203.pdfNERC Response to Questions Posed by the Honorable John D. Dingell, Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 2, 20039/3/2003
NERC_answers_to_Tauzin_082903.pdfNERC Response to Questions Posed by the Honorable W.J. Tauzin, Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, August 29, 20039/3/2003
BlackoutSummary-Draft-6b.pdfJoint U.S.-Canada Task Force Releases Sequence of Events Related to August 14, 2003 Power Outage9/12/2003
NERC-Quick-Actions-List-BOT-FINAL.pdfLetter from Michehl R. Gent, President and CEO of NERC, Concerning Near-Term Actions to Assure Reliable Operations10/15/2003
BlackoutInvestigationOrganization.pptBlackout Investigation Organization10/22/2003
11-19-03-Interim-Report-PR.pdfNERC Affirms U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force Findings11/19/2003
814BlackoutReport.pdfInterim Report:  Causes of the August 14th Blackout in the United States and Canada, U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force, November 200311/19/2003
Blackout-Investigation-Next-Steps-11-19-03.pdfAugust 14, 2003 Blackout Investigation Phase II -- Next Steps11/19/2003
Blackout-Report-Presentation-11-19-03.pptNERC August 14, 2003 Blackout Technical Presentation11/19/2003
Senate-Governmental-Affairs-subcommittee-testimony-112003-final.pdfHearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs11/24/2003
final-blackout-ppt-general.pptU.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force Blackout Summary Presentation12/1/2003
doemtg121603.pdfTechnical Conference Announcement - December 16, 200312/5/2003
doe121603a.pdfTechnical Conference Agenda - December 16, 200312/15/2003
121603Presentations.zipTechnical Conference Presentations - December 16, 200312/17/2003
UVM-Initial-Report-12-17-03.pdfUtility Vegetation Management Initial Report, Joint U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force - December 200312/18/2003
doemtg010904.pdfIndustry Technical Conference Announcement and Agenda - January 9, 200412/24/2003
transcript121603.pdfTranscript of the December 16, 2003 Technical Conference12/24/2003
Toronto-Presentation-01-09-04.zipTechnical Conference Presentations and Breakout Reports - Toronto, January 9, 20041/12/2004
SummaryofResponses.pdfSummary of Responses to Michehl Gent’s October 15, 2003, Letter on Near-Term Actions to Ensure Reliability1/26/2004
BOARD_APPROVED_BLACKOUT_RECOMMENDATIONS_021004.pdfBoard Approved Blackout Recommendations - February 10, 20042/10/2004
NERC-Recommendations-Talking-Points.pdfMedia Briefing Talking Points2/19/2004
Gerry_Cauley_Blackout_ Presentation_to_ IEEE_Tampa_2-26-04.pdfBlackout Presentation to IEEE Tampa, February 26, 20042/27/2004
uvm-final-report(trees).pdfUtility Vegetation Management Final Report - March 20043/1/2004
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