In contrast to the explosive global media coverage of the failures of three of India's five regional grids that left almost 700 million people without electricity, the publication of the Enquiry Committee's Grid Disturbance report lit few fuses. It attributed the failure to a combination of climatic conditions with weak inter-regional transmission corridors due to multiple outages, the high loading and eventual loss of one link, and overdrawals by Northern Region utilities. Among an extensive list of technical and administrative recommendations, the report suggests applying the penal provisions of the Electricity Act.