Investigation into outages of electric power supply as the result of ice storms
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Published by Dept. of Energy, Economic Regulatory Administration, Division of Power Supply and Reliability, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Washington, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Electric lines -- Ice prevention,
  • Electric power failures -- Natural disaster effects

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Commonwealth Associates Inc
SeriesDOE/RG ; 6674-T 1
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Power Supply and Reliability
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 51, 6, [16] p. :
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14211788M

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