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'IT Systems Prevented Worse Blackout Misery'

29 August 2003 reports today that last night's power blackout which affected large areas of London was prevented from becoming more serious by National Grid Transco's IT systems.

Speaking in an interview, a spokesperson for the electricity supplier said NGT's IT systems, based at a Berkshire control room, were able to detect the fault and alert engineers, so that power was restored within 30 minutes.

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