New York Utilities Recall '03 Blackout With Fingers Crossed

As the New York region looks toward summer and the first anniversary of the biggest blackout in North American history, two things are clear. There is enough electricity to survive the heat. And yet, the lights may go out anyway. ''Unfortunately, until a lot more questions get answered involving what left this region vulnerable, we really can't say that we are fully protected,'' said Michael C. Calimano, vice president for operations of the New York Independent System Operator, which manages the state's power grid.

By IAN URBINA

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