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Off the Grid: A Look Back at the Northeast Blackout

Three years ago, much of the Northeast and parts of the Midwest went dark. At the time, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson described the United States as a First World country with a Third World power grid. What's changed since then?

Guests:

Gregg Fishman, spokesman for the California Independent System Operator

Clark Gellings, vice president of innovation at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (non-profit research organization sponsored by the nation's utilities)

Severin Borenstein, director of the University of California Energy Institute; professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

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