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Summer Blackout: What Went Wrong?

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Summer Blackout: What Went Wrong?

Summer Blackout: What Went Wrong?

Summer Blackout: What Went Wrong?

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The U.S. Department of Energy next week releases the results of its investigation into the August blackout that darkened much of the northeastern and Midwestern United States. While the report could identify a technical failure, analysts say there are too many demands on the energy grid from too many companies trading electricity and not enough industry standards. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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