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Blackout's economic impact mixed, experts say

As much as $118 million losses might have occurred, but unplanned purchases also took place

Roger Showley, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Friday, September 9, 2011

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Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System's Institute for Policy Research, estimated the economic losses within SDG&E's service area at a preliminary total of $97 million to $118 million, mostly from lost productivity, which usually is recouped later.