California Energy Emergency Alert 2 was issued Wednesday

Californians are being asked to conserve electricity for the eighth day in a row, as the state’s grid operator expects continued pressure on the power grid Wednesday. The California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said the warning will last from 4 to 9 p.m. This is two steps above a flex alert, and residents are strongly urged to reduce energy use amid warmer temperatures. The next step is “Energy Emergency Alert 3,” meaning energy demand exceeds supply. When it reaches that point, the grid operator can order a rotating outage at any time. The previous seven flex warnings were due to increased stress on the power grid as more people use electricity to cool down amid extreme heat. As expected, Cal ISO issued a flex warning on Thursday. Another day above 100 degrees is forecast for much of Northern California. An energy monitoring warning was also issued, which is a step above the Flex warning in severity, but two steps below the warning issued on Tuesday for rotating outages.| Video below CA ISO provides update on power grid after Tuesday’s record-breaking heat Gavin Newsom signed an executive order aimed at temporarily increasing the state’s energy supply. So far this week, no planned outages related to excessive energy use have been announced. However, on Tuesday, thousands of people were left without power. In 2020, several factors, including high temperatures and the Oregon wildfires, caused several days of blackouts for millions of Californians.| Video below ‘Significantly stressed’: Cal ISO says electricity demand high in summer 2017, expects to increase How long will the heat last? The heat is expected to continue till Friday. The weather team of KCRA 3 is calling for heat-affected days from Wednesday to Friday, with highs forecast in the 108-111 range in the Valley. That means people should plan around heat in the afternoons, especially students with after-school activities. (Click below for a 7-day forecast, and more.) How to check for PG&E rotating outages across California The app allows customers to search and see if rotating outages will affect their home. Published by Click here to search by address. How to search SMUD’s map of rotating outages The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is also preparing for possible outages. Click here to search by address. Track power outages across the state. You can also track outages across California with this map below, which uses data from the California Office of Emergency Services. App users, click here.California’s grid operator says a miscommunication has caused power outages for customers in some California cities due to power outages. There was chaos Tuesday afternoon among several Northern California utilities and the California Independent System Operator because of the risk of power outages amid record-breaking temperatures, Cal-ISO President and CEO Elliot Mainzer said. “It’s definitely about me,” Mainzer said, adding that he’s looking into what happened and how many customers were affected. “A lot happened last night to everyone on the grid. So we’re going to double down on communications to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” With record demand on power supplies across the West, California broke its record energy use with 52,061 megawatts at 5 p.m. The previous high of 50,270 MW was set on July 24, 2006. Here’s how to find NorCal cooling centers Cooling centers are open across Northern California, with some residents getting a reprieve from the triple-digit heat during the forecast week.| Read more | Here are the cooling centers opening Thursday amid forecast triple digits in NorCal. Facebook | And such | California heat wave: What you need to know about heatstroke, heat exhaustion and heatstroke Watch our forecasts on TV or online and see our latest video forecasts here. You can also watch live coverage of our latest news coverage here. The banner on our website will turn red when we are live. We also stream on Very Local apps for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV. You can download our app here for the latest weather alerts.| Video below What to know about Labor Day weekend heat records

Californians are being asked to conserve electricity for the eighth day in a row, as the state’s grid operator expects continued pressure on the power grid Wednesday. The California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said the warning will last from 4 to 9 p.m.

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After the Cal ISO declared an “Energy Emergency Alert 2” on Wednesday, the state is at risk of power outages. This is two steps above a flex alert, and residents are strongly urged to reduce energy use amid warmer temperatures. The next step is “Energy Emergency Alert 3,” meaning energy demand exceeds supply. When it reaches that point, the grid operator can order a rotating outage at any time.

Seven earlier flex alerts have been issued to avoid power outages due to increased pressure on the power grid as more people use electricity to chill amid record heat.

As expected, Cal ISO issued a flex warning on Thursday, as another day above 100 degrees is forecast for much of Northern California. An Energy Watch warning was also issued, which is a step above the Flex warning in severity, but two steps below the warning issued Tuesday for rotating outages.

| Video below CA ISO provides an update on the power grid after Tuesday’s blistering heat

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Here are things you can do to save energy during flex alert

  • If health permits, set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher
  • Avoid using key devices
  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Use fans for cooling
  • Cut off unused items

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order aimed at temporarily increasing the state’s energy supply.

So far this week, no planned outages related to excessive energy use have been announced. However, on Tuesday, thousands of people were left without power. In 2020, several factors, including high temperatures and the Oregon wildfires, led to several days of blackouts for millions of Californians.

| Video below ‘Significantly stressed’: Cal ISO says electricity demand high in summer 2017, expects to increase

How long does the heat last?

The heat is expected to continue till Friday.

The weather team of KCRA 3 is calling for heat-affected days from Wednesday to Friday, with highs forecast in the 108-111 range in the Valley. That means people have to plan around the heat in the afternoons, especially after-school activities for students.

(Click below for more 7-day forecast.)

How to Check for PG&E Rotating Outages Across California

In case of rotating outages, the app has released a search map that allows customers to search and see if their home will be affected. Click here to search by address.

How to find a SMUD diagram of rotating malfunctions

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is also preparing for possible outages. Click here to search by addresss.

Monitor power outages across the state

You can also track outages across California with this map below, which uses data from the California Office of Emergency Services. App users, click here.

California’s grid operator says miscommunication led to some power outages

A miscommunication led to a mistaken power outage during an unprecedented surge in power supply to customers in several California cities, the state’s electric grid operators acknowledged Wednesday, while warning that continued extreme heat could trigger much larger rolling outages.

There was chaos Tuesday afternoon between several Northern California utilities and the California Independent System Operator as the grid ran out of power amid dangerous temperatures, said Elliot Mainzer, president and CEO of Cal-ISO.

“It’s definitely about me,” Mainzer said, adding that he’s looking into what happened and how many customers were affected. “There was a lot going on for everybody last night, so we’ll be doubling down on communications to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

With record demand on power supplies across the West, California topped its energy use at 52,061 megawatts at 5 p.m., surpassing the previous high of 50,270 megawatts set on July 24, 2006.

Here’s how to find NorCal cooling centers

Cooling centers are open across Northern California so some residents can get a break from a predicted week of triple-digit heat.

| Read more | Here are the cooling centers opening Thursday amid forecast triple digits in NorCal

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