The California heat wave has taken another turn, with the state power grid operators issuing a warning that there could be possible blackouts as the heatwave could reach “even greater heights” on Monday and Tuesday.
KTLA News reported that the CEO of the California Independent System Operator, Elliot Mainzer, noted that they have now entered the “most intense phase of this heat wave.” Mainzer added that the projected demand for Monday and Tuesday is currently at “all-time record levels,” with a possibility of rotating blackouts increased.
California ISO warned that a wildfire in the state could also cause an outage in power generation and transmission.
Californians have been doing their part to conserve energy during peak hours so far, according to Mainzer.
The demand is expected to reach 48,461 megawatts on Monday, while the current capacity is 57,083 megawatts. The peak for Tuesday’s demand is at 51,145 megawatts.
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