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Electric Utilities Late On Year 2000

The latest quarterly year 2000 report on electric utilities, issued today to the Department of Energy by the North American Electric Reliability Council, finds that 42% of all public power companies, and 18% of cooperative power companies, will not complete their year 2000 projects until after the self-imposed industrywide deadline of June 30.

All the late utilities, however, have reported that they expect to complete their year 2000 projects by December or earlier, according to the industry association, in Princeton, N.J.

The report also found that, on average, utilities have completed 75% of their year 2000 remediation and testing work as of March 31, up from 44% at the end of last November. In addition, only 3% of all items tested required remediation. "In most cases," the report concludes, "Y2K does not affect primary device functions related to keeping generators and power delivery facilities in service and electricity supplied to customers."

A year 2000 test of telecommunications systems was successfully carried out by the electric power industry on April 9, the report notes, adding that industrywide year 2000 tests will be conducted Sept. 8 and 9.

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