A heat wave is looming. Can your electricity endure it?

A looming heat wave that is forecast to hit much of the Western Region next week brought a heat bulletin Friday from the state’s California Independent System Operator, which monitors the power grid.

No outages are currently planned for the state, according to a statement put out by the agency. But triple-digit heat that is expected to take hold along the Southwest on Tuesday and eventually spread to California could bring some.

The heat could create “possible stressed grid conditions,” according to the agency.

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The ISO will restrict its operations from noon to 10 p.m. from June 16-18 and indicated that a Flex Alert could be added from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on those days depending on how hot it gets. A Flex Alert calls for consumers to conserve electricity voluntarily during the time of day that is most difficult for authorities to gauge electricity supply and demand, the agency said.

You may have heard that a large portion of the Western U.S. will impacted by heat next week. What about the Bay Area? Probability of exceeding 100° F next Thursday, June 17. Details will change, but as of now the hot temps are in the interior. #cawx #CAHeat pic.twitter.com/5xXZH8DjHw

— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) June 11, 2021

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Up-to-date information on the situation can be found on Twitter at @California_ISO and on its web site at http://www.caiso.com/about/Pages/News/default.aspx.


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Source:: The Mercury News – Latest News

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