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Attention Broadcast News Editors.

The electricity power situation that existed earlier today has eased to the point where normal usage of electricity can be resumed. However, due to the expected record-breaking electricity demand tomorrow, a Power Warning has been issued, effective Tuesday, July 6th, beginning at 5:00 a.m.

Please broadcast the message below immediately. Your assistance is appreciated. For additional information, contact the individuals listed below.

POWER WATCH LIFTED FOR TONIGHT--

EFFECTIVE AT 8:00P.M. --

POWER WARNING TO BEGIN TOMORROW AT 5:00 A.M.

EFFECTIVE AT 8:00 P.M. THIS EVENING, ISO NEW ENGLAND HAS LIFTED THE POWER WATCH ADVISORY FOR THE REGION. THE ELECTRICITY POWER SITUATION THAT EXISTED EARLIER TODAY IN NEW ENGLAND HAS EASED TO THE POINT WHERE NORMAL USE OF ELECTRICITY MAY RESUME.

HOWEVER, DUE TO THE CONTINUED HEAT AND HUMIDITY AND EXPECTED RECORD-BREAKING ELECTRICITY DEMAND, ISO NEW ENGLAND HAS ISSUED A REGION-WIDE POWER WARNING FOR TOMORROW, TUESDAY, JULY 6TH BEGINNING AT 5:00 A.M. THE POWER WARNING IS EXPECTED TO RUN THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

CUSTOMERS ARE URGED TO CONTINUE EFFORTS TO REDUCE ELECTRICITY USAGE TOMORROW. RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS CAN HELP BY SHUTTING OFF UNNECESSARY LIGHTS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES BEFORE LEAVING HOME.

BUSINESSES ARE URGED TO TURN OFF LIGHTS, COMPUTERS AND OTHER OFFICE EQUIPMENT WHEN NOT IN USE, AND TURN UP THE THERMOSTAT FOR AIR CONDITIONING BY A FEW DEGREES.

YOUR COOPERATION IS CRITICAL TO THE SECURITY OF NEW ENGLAND'S BULK ELECTRICITY POWER SYSTEM.

Background Information:

ISO New England and the electricity companies of New England are working together to keep the public informed of the Summer 1999 electricity capacity situation for the New England region. Should you need additional information or have questions either contact Jim Sinclair at ISO New England 413/535-4129 or call the appropriate media contact listed below:

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New England State Media Contact:

Maine: Mark Ishkanian T/207-623-3521 ext. 2634
 Central Maine Power Company

CT Deborah Beauchamp T/860-665-3366
 Northeast Utilities System

Western MA: Denise Vogel T/413-787-9011
 Western Massachusetts
 Electric Company

Central/Eastern Steve Allen Monday night:
MA: T/617-640-6522;
 home: 781-235-7314
 Tuesday at 6:00 A.M.
 W/617-574-9282 X.11

New Hampshire: Martin Murray T/603-634-2228
 Public Service Company of
 New Hampshire

Vermont: Steve Costello T/802-747-5427
 Central Vermont
 Public Service Company

Rhode Island: David Jacobs T/508-559-2000, ext. 3655
 Eastern Utilities

New England: James Sinclair T/413-535-4129
 ISO New England Inc. H/802-257-4269


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ISO New England is the newly formed Independent System Operator of the region's bulk electricity generation and transmission system. Based in Holyoke, MA, ISO New England is responsible for the safe, secure and reliable operation of the region's bulk electricity generation and transmission systems. ISO New England is also responsible for administering the region's new competitive wholesale electricity market and the NEPOOL Open Access Transmission Tariff.
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