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Brutal Storms in U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region Highlight Importance of Transmission System Reliability

SUGAR LAND--July 12, 2012--Research by Industrial Info Resources (Sugarland, Texas)--Thunderstorms that swept through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the Washington D.C. area two weeks ago left 1.2 million homes without power, resulted in 12 storm-related fatalities, and crumpled transmission towers, all with a record heat of 100 degrees and no air conditioners running. This event highlights how critical a reliable grid is to our daily lives and, most importantly, emphasizes the need for reliable power.

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