California is suffering a serious energy crisis – forcing residents to limit their electricity use as their transition to “green” energy comes back to haunt them.
The far-left state has taken measures to attack conventional means of producing electricity under the guise of “climate change” and it looks like their leadership has once again led them into dark times as they brace for energy shortages and “Flex Alerts” which will urge residents to refrain from using electricity for any reason.
The Sacramento Bee reported:
“Hoping to avoid blackouts, the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid, warned Tuesday that it probably will issue a series of Flex Alerts over the next several days. Flex Alerts are voluntary calls for conservation during the afternoon and evening hours, when energy use tends to soar. Residents will be asked to turn up their thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using dishwashers or other large appliances, and hold off on charging their electric vehicles, all during the 4-9 p.m. time frame.
Already, the grid manager has issued a “restricted maintenance operations” notice starting Wednesday — a directive telling power generators and transmission line operators to delay routine maintenance that would take generating or transmission equipment offline.”
Another California outlet, the San Francisco Chronicle further stated, “The grid is expected to be under the most strain on Monday, with a projected peak load of 48,225 megawatts, [Anne Gonzales of the California Independent System Operator] said. Peak loads on Sunday, when temperatures in parts of the Bay Area are most likely to reach triple digits, are also expected to reach more than 48,000 megawatts, according to Gonzales.”
They added that California will also be “limited” in its capacity to import power from neighboring states.
The timing of these energy troubles couldn’t be more embarrassing and disastrous for Democrat leadership in the state, coming mere days after they finalized a ban on all gas-powered vehicles by the year 2035.
Newsom and state legislators are scrambling to delay the closure of the state’s last remaining active nuclear power plant to hopefully bail them out of this crisis that they created.
The state has been vulnerable to blackouts or electricity shortages for quite some time now due to the unreliability of the so-called clean energy produced by wind and solar.
Newsom, meanwhile, has insisted that Californians should just shut up and accept their new way of life, telling them to “sober up” and accept the consequences of their green agenda, during another late summer energy shortage that resulted in rolling blackouts across much of the state two years ago.
The state has also failed to expand its energy production capacity in the years since that happened – suggesting they have no intention of fixing this major problem they created for themselves.