California power grid on alert against blackouts as heat wave looms for holiday weekend

The Sacramento Bee: The manager of California’s electricity grid issued an alert Wednesday for Labor Day weekend as it tries to avoid more rolling blackouts during an expected major heat wave.

With temperatures in the Sacramento Valley predicted to peak this weekend at 107 degrees, the California Independent System Operator issued a “restricted maintenance operations” notice. That’s an order directing power generators to defer any planned shutdowns for routine maintenance.

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