January 11, 2001 5:00 p.m.
the lights on:
An ongoing report of local power conditions
Rolling blackout begins at 6 p.m.
A rolling power blackout in Palo Alto will begin at 6 p.m. tonight.
The first area to lose electricity will be "Block 7" on the city's
power grid. That includes parts of the Seale Addition, Old South
Palo Alto and West Bayshore, along with the Midtown, Garland, Leland
Manor, Green Gables, Crescent Park and Community Center neighborhoods.
At 7 p.m., "Block 14," including Green Acres and part of Charleston
Meadows, along with Monroe Park and Greater Miranda, will lose power
for an hour.
At 8 p.m., "Block 13"--College Terrace-- will lose power for an
And, if needed, "Block 12"--part of the Stanford Research Park--will
lose power at 9 p.m. for one hour.
The rolling blackout is being mandated because of the statewide
energy shortage today.
For more information, go to www.cpau.com,
the Utilities Department Web site. There is a place on that page
for residents to click to find out which "block" they are on in
the city's energy grid.