Extreme heat could test California’s power grid like never before. By this the public can avoid power outage

California’s power grid could be tested like never before, officials warned Monday, as they urged the public to step up conservation efforts or face the prospect of losing power during a historic heat wave that hasn’t scorched the state.

The predicted energy load on California’s electric infrastructure is higher than what state officials expect to have on hand by Labor Day. Tuesday is expected to be even worse.

That’s when power demand will be at an all-time high, California Independent System Operator President and CEO Elliott Maincher said at a news conference Monday.

“The forecast for Tuesday is the highest it’s ever been,” he said. “Our goal right now is not to see that number.”

To keep demand from exceeding the state’s supply, Mainzer urged them to double or triple their energy conservation efforts from what they did in the early days of the historic heat wave.

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