No rolling outages in California on Tuesday night: Cal ISO

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has announced that there will be no rolling outages statewide Tuesday night.

Throughout Tuesday evening, Cal ISO tweeted updates on how energy conservation was making a difference.

Outages were predicted to total up to varying megawatts:

  • 4 to 5 p.m.: 461 megawatts
  • 5 to 6 p.m.: 308 megawatts
  • 6 to 7 p.m.: 1,451 megawatts

Just before 5 p.m., Cal ISO reported that there were no blackouts during the first hour.

Cal ISO posted to Twitter urging consumers to conserve energy after declaring a Stage 2 emergency.

A statewide Flex Alert has been issued in California, which urges consumers to conserve energy during extremely hot weather, according to the ISO.

The ISO asks consumers to conserve energy by following these tips:

  • Set thermostat at 78 degrees or higher
  • Cool with fans and draw drapes
  • Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances
  • Use major appliances in morning or late evening

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