California Power Grid Operator Warns Of Potential Power Shortages If Weather Worsens

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California’s power-grid managers on Sunday said they might raise a Flex Alert on Monday as officials expect another heatwave in the Bay Area. However, they retracted their statement hours later, noting the city has enough power supply. 

“There are now sufficient supplies to meet expected demand,” the California Independent System Operator said on Twitter. “Continuing to monitor weather conditions and ask Californians to stay prepared.”

However, if the weather system worsens, the ISO would likely issue a series of notifications to access additional resources and potential power shortages. 

On Monday, officials recorded the mid-90s to 105 degrees in the state’s inland areas. The temperature was up to 8 degrees above normal for the area and up to 15 degrees above normal in Southern California.

Danielle Joyce Ong

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