Final Report on the August 14, 2003 Blackout in the United States and Canada: Causes and Recommendations

Topics: Energy,

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources published this report together following the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003. It includes an extensive analysis of what caused the blackout initially, what caused it to spread, and what could have been done differently. In addition, it provides some recommendations for both countries to guard against a similar blackout.

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