Bay Area Heat Wave: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert For Thursday as Temperatures SoarA weather system stalled over the Southwest began sending waves of excessive heat into Northern California Wednesday, leading Cal ISO to issue a Flex Alert for Thursday starting at 5 p.m.
Bay Area Heat Wave: Cal ISO Issues Heat Bulletin, Urges Conservation As Temps Set To SoarWith an intense heat wave expected to bring triple-digit temperatures to much of the Bay Area later this week, officials managing the state's power grid are urging residents to take action now to conserve energy.
California Power Grid Still Vulnerable To Rotating Blackouts From Extreme HeatCalifornia’s top energy regulators on Tuesday said the state is better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts, but they cautioned the power grid of the nation’s most populous state is still vulnerable to extreme heat waves that could force more outages later this year.
California ISO Declares Stage 2 Power Emergency for Northern CaliforniaThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Stage 2 Grid Emergency early Saturday evening due to high temperatures and power grid loads, as well as fires causing the loss of about 1,600 megawatts of generation.
California ISO Says Large-Scale Power Outages Unlikely Wednesdayhe California Independent System Operator announced it does not expect large-scale power outages Wednesday, provided that residents across the state conserve energy during peak hours the way they did the previous three days.
Californians Urged To Conserve Power On ThursdayThe California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday, asking people to voluntary conserve power.
Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert Through Tuesday, Urges Reduced Electricity UseThe 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.
Vandalism At San Jose PG&E Substation Called 'Sabotage'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.
State's Ongoing Heat Wave Prompts New Call To Cutback On EnergyWith 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.
Potrero Hill Power Plant To Close Amid Environmental ConcernsState energy regulators and local officials announced Monday that San Francisco’s last fossil fuel-burning power plant will close on Jan. 1.