California avoids 2nd day of possible outage on Wednesday

Californians avoided another day of potential outages after being asked to save power for the eighth day in a row as the state grid operator expected continued pressure on the power grid on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly, a Flex Alert will be issued for the ninth day in a row on Thursday as sweltering temperatures are expected again across the state. This alert will last from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.Leer en españolThe state was at risk of power outages after Cal ISO declared an “Energy Emergency Alert 2” for Wednesday. It is a few steps higher than a Flex Alert, and residents are urged to cut back on energy consumption at high temperatures. The next step is an “Energy Emergency Alert 3”, which means that the demand for energy is greater than the supply. If it reaches that point, the grid operator can order varying faults at any time. The previous seven Flex Alerts were issued to prevent power outages due to increased strain on the grid as more people use electricity to stay cool amid record-breaking heat. | Video below | CA ISO Updates Power Grid After Tuesday’s Record Heat Here are things you can do to save energy during a flex alarm Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, health permitting. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order intended to temporarily increase the state’s energy supply. So far this week, no planned outages related to excessive energy consumption have been reported. However, thousands of people were without power on Tuesday as temperatures hit record levels. In 2020, multiple factors, including high temperatures and a wildfire in Oregon, led to several days of progressive blackouts for millions of Californians.| Video below | ‘Significantly stressed’: Cal ISO says power demand is as high as summer 2017, expects to increase How long will the heat last? The heat is expected to last through Friday. The KCRA 3 weather team is calling out heat impact days Wednesday through Friday with peaks predicted in the valley’s 108-111 range. That means people should plan around the heat in the afternoon, especially students with after-school activities. released a search map that allows customers to search and see if their home would be affected. Click here to search by address.Searching SMUD’s Map of Varying Outages Sacramento’s municipal utility district is also preparing for potential outages. Click here to search by address. Monitor power outages across the state You can also track power outages throughout California with this map below that uses data from the California Office of Emergency Services. App users, click here. California grid operator says miscommunication has led to some power outages Miscommunication caused utilities to inadvertently cut power to customers in several California cities amid unprecedented demand for power supplies, state power grid operators admitted Wednesday, warning that the ongoing extreme heat could lead to much greater outages. Confusion arose Tuesday afternoon between several Northern California utilities and the California Independent System Operator as the grid nearly went out of power at record temperatures, said Elliot Mainzer, president and CEO of Cal-ISO. “That’s certainly concerning to me,” Mainzer said, adding that he was investigating what happened and how many customers were affected. “A lot happened on the grid for everyone last night. And so we will double down on communication to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” With record demand for power supplies in the West, California broke its record energy consumption by 52,061 megawatts around 5 p.m., well above the previous peak of 50,270 megawatts set on July 24, 2006. Here’s how to find NorCal cooling centers Northern California cooling centers are open to some residents to give a break from the predicted week of three-digit heat.| Read more | Here are the refrigeration centers opening Thursday amid forecasted triple digits in NorCalFollow our KCRA weather team on social media Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Melanie Hunter on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Eileen Javora on FacebookMeteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on FacebookMeteorologist Heather Waldman on Facebook| MORE LIKE THIS | California heat wave: what you need to know about heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat strokeWatch our forecasts on TV or onlineHere’s our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest news here. The banner on our website will turn red when we are live. We also stream on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV. Here you can download our app for the latest weather warnings.| VIDEO BELOW | What You Need To Know About Labor Day Weekend’s Heat Records

Californians avoided another day of potential outages after being asked to save power for the eighth day in a row as the state grid operator expected continued pressure on the power grid on Wednesday.

Unsurprisingly, a Flex Alert will be issued for the ninth day in a row on Thursday as sweltering temperatures are expected again across the state. This warning lasts from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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The state threatened to cause power outages after Cal ISO declared an “Energy Emergency Alert 2” for Wednesday. It is a few steps higher than a Flex Alert, and residents are urged to cut back on energy consumption at high temperatures. The next step is an “Energy Emergency Alert 3”, which means that the demand for energy is greater than the supply. If it reaches that point, the grid operator can order varying faults at any time.

The previous seven Flex Alerts were issued to prevent power outages due to increased strain on the grid as more people use electricity to stay cool amid record-breaking heat.

| Video below | CA ISO provides grid update after Tuesday’s record heat

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These are things you can do to save energy during a flex alert

  • Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits
  • Avoid using large appliances
  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Use fans for cooling
  • Unlink unused items

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order intended to temporarily increase the state’s power supply.

No planned outages have been reported so far this week due to excessive energy consumption. However, thousands of people were without power on Tuesday as temperatures hit record levels. In 2020, multiple factors, including high temperatures and a wildfire in Oregon, led to several days of progressive blackouts for millions of Californians.

| Video below | ‘Significantly stressed’: Cal ISO says power demand is as high as summer 2017, expects to increase

How long does the heat last?

The heat is expected to last through Friday.

The KCRA 3 weather team is calling out heat impact days Wednesday through Friday with peaks predicted in the valley’s 108-111 range. That means people should plan around the heat in the afternoon, especially students with after-school activities.

(Click through below for the 7-day forecast, more.)

How to monitor PG&E rotating faults throughout California?

In the event of fluctuating outages, the utility has released a search card that allows customers to search and see if their home would be affected. Click here to search by address.

How to search SMUD’s map with varying disturbances

Sacramento’s municipal utility district is also preparing for potential outages. Click here to search by address.

Monitor statewide power outages

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

California grid operator says miscommunication has led to some power outages

Miscommunication has resulted in utilities inadvertently cutting power to customers in several California cities amid unprecedented demand for energy supplies, state power grid operators admitted Wednesday, warning that the ongoing extreme heat could lead to much larger power supplies. outage.

Confusion arose Tuesday afternoon between several Northern California utilities and the California Independent System Operator as the grid nearly ran out of power at record temperatures, said Elliot Mainzer, president and CEO of Cal-ISO.

“That’s certainly concerning to me,” Mainzer said, adding that he was investigating what happened and how many customers were affected. “A lot happened on the grid for everyone last night. And so we will double down on communication to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

With record demand for power supplies in the West, California hit a record energy consumption of 52,061 megawatts around 5 p.m., well above the previous record of 50,270 megawatts set on July 24, 2006.

How to find NorCal cooling centers

Refrigeration centers in Northern California are open to give some residents a break from the predicted week of triple-digit heat.

| Read more | Here are the refrigeration centers opening Thursday amid forecasted triple digits in NorCal

Follow our KCRA weather team on social media

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Watch our predictions on TV or online

Here’s our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest news here. The banner on our website will turn red when we are live.

We also stream on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Here you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.

| VIDEO BELOW | What You Need To Know About Labor Day Weekend’s Heat Records

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