- Jun 1, 2022
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- Martinsburg, WV
Don't Charge that Electric Vehicle: California Braces for Energy Shortage Thru Labor Day
California will have "Flex Alerts" through Labor Day, and residents will be asked not to charge electric vehicles at certain times.
The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday:
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 issues 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.