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CAISO: Flex Alert issued for holiday weekend, calling for energy conservation

CAISO: Flex Alert issued for holiday weekend, calling for energy conservation

Alert: Power grid operator predicts high heat, energy demand this holiday weekend FOLSOM, Calif. – The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, beginning Saturday and extending through Monday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Labor Day weekend temperatures are forecast 10-20 degrees above normal […]

California’s ‘flex alert’ sends electricity prices skyrocketing. Was it necessary?

California’s ‘flex alert’ sends electricity prices skyrocketing. Was it necessary?

LOS ANGELES — As record-setting temperatures surged into the triple digits in parts of California this week, the manager of the state’s electrical grid put out an urgent plea: Turn down the AC and conserve power to avoid rotating outages. The two-day “flex alert” by the California Independent System Operator drew headlines from dozens of […]