Tuesday, June 29, 2021

With Its Power Grid Under Pressure, California Asks Residents to Avoid Charging Electric Vehicles

"Amid a West Coast heat wave that includes triple-digit temperatures, California’s power grid operators have called on residents to not use as much electricity so as to put less strain on the state’s beleaguered grid.
In the past week, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) told residents several times to voluntarily conserve energy, including asking them on social media to stop charging their electric vehicles (EVs) during peak usage times.
 The operator also warned users to “[avoid] use of large appliances and turning off extra lights.”...Read all.

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