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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 […]

American Lung Association Warns of Dangerous Health Effects from Wildfires, Extreme Heat and Rolling Blackouts throughout California

American Lung Association Warns of Dangerous Health Effects from Wildfires, Extreme Heat and Rolling Blackouts throughout California

Extreme caution should be taken by all with respiratory vulnerabilities SAN FRANCISCO (AUGUST 18, 2020) – Massive wildfires in Northern and Southern California combined with continuing excessive heat warnings and rolling power blackouts all present serious lung health concerns for those in or near affected areas. Fires including the Hennessey, Wallbridge and Meyers fires in […]

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom railed against the state’s public utility company for blacking out large portions of the state, but some experts say regulators are partially to blame. Regulators in the state are too preoccupied with solar panels, climate change and keeping customers’ rates low to update old transmission lines that […]

What Do Rolling Blackouts And Sky-High Gas Prices Mean For Gov Newsom’s Job As Governor?

What Do Rolling Blackouts And Sky-High Gas Prices Mean For Gov Newsom’s Job As Governor?

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   Wildfires might be the least of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s concerns as his state’s citizens struggle with power blackouts. A previous California governor who struggled to deal with rolling energy blackouts was recalled in 2003. High gas prices, rolling blackouts, and wildfires are weighing on California citizens. Recent history might explain […]