NERC to conduct two Y2k drills : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread " Nerc is planning on doing two y2k drills. One on April 9, 1999 (the 99th day of '99) and September 9, 1999. The first drill in April, is to test partial loss of voice and data communications, and partial loss of EMS/SCADA functionality. The test in September is to test the rollover from 12/31/99 to 1/1/2000, and simulate system conditions and operating plans for the y2k transition without damaging equipment," etc. Don't be on an elevator then, right?!

-- madeline (, December 10, 1998


This is absolutely INCREDIBLE news! Excellent!! GREAT!!!

...if it is true...

I don't expect banks to survive (Y2K need only be a "straw" to break the already over-burdoned "camel's back"), but I have my doubts about survival without electricity. Yes it was done in the past, but most people (including myself) won't have time to re-learn how.

-- Anonymous (, December 11, 1998.

Madeline, Thanks.

Theres a reading homework assignment. Move back up the root directory to and you get the Mid-America Interconnected Network, Inc. (MAIN) is one of the ten electric reliability councils which comprise the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) web-site. Check that out at the Internic Whois database and you get:

Registrant: Mid-America Interconnected Network Inc MAININC-DOM 939 Parkview Blvd Lombard, IL 60148 US

Domain Name: MAININC.ORG

Administrative Contact: Hasenwinkle, Dan DH1613 deh@MAININC.ORG 708-261-2634

Technical Contact, Zone Contact: Network Information and Support Center PSI-NISC hostinfo@PSI.COM (518) 283-8860 Fax- - PATH

Billing Contact: Landauer, Charles CL2560 CAL@MAININC.ORG 630-261-2622 (FAX) 630-691-4222

And now you have something you can trace. Kevin, oh Kevin!

Also, right, no elevators. And carry a thermos full of coffee, to share.


-- Diane J. Squire (, December 11, 1998.

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