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POWER WATCH DECLARED.

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 1999--

A Power Watch has been issued today, July 5th, by ISO New England and the electricity companies of New England. Please broadcast the message below immediately. Your assistance is appreciated. For additional information, contact the individuals listed below.

POWER WATCH DECLARED

A POWER WATCH HAS BEEN DECLARED FOR NEW ENGLAND BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON AND EXPECTED TO LAST THROUGH 8 P.M. THIS EVENING. A HIGH DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY IN THE REGION HAS CREATED THE NEED TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY. THE POWER WATCH IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

CUSTOMERS CAN HELP BY MINIMIZING THE USE OF AIR CONDITIONERS, TURNING OFF UNNECESSARY LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, AND DOING LAUNDRY IN THE LATE EVENING OR EARLY MORNING HOURS. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

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: -0-
New England State Media Contact:

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

Connecticut: Deborah Beauchamp T/ 860-665-3366
 Northeast Utilities System

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

Central/Eastern James Ball T/ 508-295-5114
MA: Commonwealth Electric Company ext. 3746

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
 Eastern Utilities ext. 3655


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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