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17/01/2001 California in world's worst ever energy blackout

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California Energy Crisis

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Valerie St. John for KRON-TV: "Power Crisis"

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2001 California Energy Crisis

The California electricity crisis was a situation in which the United States state of California had a shortage of electricity supply caused by market manipulations, illegal shutdowns of pipelines by the Texas energy consortium Enron, and capped retail electricity prices. Blackouts affect several hundred thousand customers.
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