Details of the SMUD and PG&E outages

Details of the SMUD and PG&E outages


California residents are being asked to conserve power for the eighth straight day as the national grid operator expects more grid problems and possible blackouts on Wednesday. Despite record demand on Tuesday, California managed to avoid a power outage. The California Office of Emergency Services sent an emergency alert to people’s phones shortly before 6 p.m. There was a significant decrease in power demand shortly after the alert. Cal OES deputy director Brian Ferguson spoke to a KCRA reporter 3 Melanie Wingo about the strategy to use that caution. . See below. With the heat wave continuing throughout the week, another call for energy conservation today is aimed at reducing the risk of blackouts. How to check for PG&E circuit outages across California The agency released a search map that allows customers to search and see if their home is out. affected. Click here to search by address. How to find a SMUD map of outages around the Sacramento Municipal Utility District is also preparing for potential outages. Click here to search by address. Track power outages across the state You can also track outages across California with this map below that uses data from the California Office of Emergency Services. Software users, click here.California grid operator says miscommunications caused blackoutsCommunications caused utilities to mistakenly cut power to customers in several California cities during peak power supply demand, state power grid operator they admitted on Wednesday as they warned of continued heatwaves. Outages occurred Tuesday afternoon between several Northern California utilities and the California Independent Operator as the national grid neared a power outage amid record-breaking temperatures, said Elliot Mainzer, president and CEO of Cal-ISO. “That certainly concerns me,” Mainzer said, adding that he was looking into what happened and how many customers were affected. “There was a lot happening on the grid for everyone last night. And so we’re going to double down on communications to make sure that doesn’t happen again.” With record demand for electric utilities across the West, California set its energy consumption record at 5:00 p.m. with 52,061 megawatts, far above the previous high of 50,270 megawatts set on July 24, 2006. See Below | When you can see relief from the triple digit heat in Northern CaliforniaCalifornia is in its 8th consecutive day of being asked to conserve energyCal ISO issues what it calls Flex Alerts as a voluntary call to Californians to reduce energy. These are usually done on warmer days when consumption of energy are expected to increase. On Monday, energy consumption nearly exceeded actual supply, which prompted an Energy Emergency Alert 2, which is one step away from the Cal ISO saying that a power outage is imminent. It was upgraded to EEA 3 at 5:30 p.m. What you can do to save energy Set the thermostat to 78 degrees Celsius or higher, health permittingAvoid using major appliances Turn off unnecessary lights Use fans for cooling Unplug unused items VIDEO BELOW | ‘What is a heat dome?’ | RELATED | Why put a quarter in a frozen cup of water before it loses power and more tips to shut down

California residents are being asked to conserve power for the eighth straight day as the national grid operator expects more grid problems and possible blackouts on Wednesday.

Despite record demand on Tuesday, California managed to avoid a power outage. The California Office of Emergency Services sent an emergency alert to people’s phones shortly before 6 p.m.

There was a noticeable decrease in energy demand shortly after the alert.

Cal OES deputy director Brian Ferguson spoke with KCRA 3 reporter Melanie Wingo about the strategy for using the alert. see below.

With the heat wave continuing throughout the week, another call for energy conservation today is aimed at reducing the risk of possible blackouts.

If the grid operator orders a blackout, you can check below to see if your home will be affected.

How to check for PG&E outages across California

The agency released a search map that allows customers to search and see if their home will be affected. Click here to search by address.

How to find a SMUD circuit breaker map

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is also preparing for possible outages. Click here to search by addresss.

Track power outages across the state

You can also track outages across California with this map below that uses data from the California Office of Emergency Services. App users, click here.

California’s grid operator says faulty communications caused the blackout

A lack of communication caused utilities to mistakenly cut power to customers in several California cities during a time of peak power demand, the state’s power grid operators acknowledged Wednesday as they warned that continued heatwaves could lead to more blackouts.

Confusion occurred Tuesday afternoon between several Northern California utilities and the California Independent System Operator as the national grid neared a power outage amid record-breaking temperatures, said Elliot Mainzer, president and CEO of Cal-ISO.

“That certainly concerns me,” Mainzer said, adding that he was looking into what happened and how many customers were affected. “There was a lot happening on the grid for everyone last night. And so we’re going to double down on communications to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

With record demand for electricity supply across the West, California took its energy consumption record around 5pm with 52,061 megawatts, above the previous high of 50,270 megawatts set on July 24, 2006.

See Below | When you can see relief from the triple digit heat in Northern California

California is in its 8th consecutive day of being asked to conserve energy

Cal ISO issues what it calls Flex Alerts as a voluntary call to California residents to reduce energy. These are usually done on warmer days when energy consumption is expected to increase. On Monday, power consumption nearly exceeded actual supply, which prompted a Power Emergency Alert 2, which is one level from Cal ISO that says a power outage is imminent.

On Tuesday, another EEA 2 was issued from 4pm to 9pm, and the alert was upgraded to EEA 3 at 5:30pm.

What you can do to save energy

  • Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, health permitting
  • Avoid using major equipment
  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Use a fan for cooling
  • Remove unused items

| VIDEO BELOW | ‘What is a heat dome?’

| RELATED | Why put a quarter in a frozen cup of water before it loses power and more tips to shut down