Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021

The Golden State Prepares for Darkness as Blackouts Loom

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Rolling blackouts throughout California are likely this summer due to a fragile power grid coupled with rising temperatures, an industry expert says. “Given the path that this state set itself on more than a decade ago, we can expect plenty of rolling blackouts,” Californians for Green Nuclear Power legal assistant Gene Nelson told The Epoch Times. “The direction that the state has gone is absolutely contrary to rational grid design.” The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) most recently issued a statewide Flex Alert for July 9 as a result of extreme weather conditions across the state and potential shortages on the electric grid. The advisement to conserve electricity from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. was anticipated to continue into July 10 but the grid stabilized. With a lack of unreliable electric transmission from Oregon due to the ongoing Bootleg Fire and continuous high temperatures, the state issued another Flex Alert for July 12. Nelson attributed …

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