The California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday, asking people to voluntary conserve power.
The California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for Northern California for Monday and Tuesday, and is asking consumers to reduce their energy use because of anticipated high demand.
In apparent acts of “sabotage” in the South Bay early Tuesday, someone cut fiber optic cables, knocking out some 911 service, and then fired a rifle at a PG&E substation, Santa Clara County’s sheriff said.
With more hot temperatures expected Tuesday, a statewide Flex Alert is in effect, and residents are being urged to cut back on energy use during peak daytime hours, a California Independent System Operator spokeswoman said.
State energy regulators and local officials announced Monday that San Francisco’s last fossil fuel-burning power plant will close on Jan. 1.