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Blackout losses could top $100 million

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Friday, September 9, 2011

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The total effect was “conservatively estimated” at between $97 and $118 million, said Erik Bruvold, president of the San Diego-based think tank. The total included about $70 million in productivity losses as well as government overtime and perished foods.
Bruvold said the estimates were based on figures from the San Diego Gas & Electric system and did not cover effect in other blackout areas such as Orange County and the Imperial Valley.