California will suffer an energy shortage and “Flex Alerts” through Labor Day due to high temperatures, and residents will be asked to conserve electricity during afternoons and evenings, which means refraining from charging electric vehicles, among other uses.
The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday (emphasis added):
Hoping to avoid blackouts, the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid, warned Tuesday that it probably will issue a series of Flex Alerts over the next several days. Flex Alerts are voluntary calls for conservation during the afternoon and evening hours, when energy use tends to soar. Residents will be asked to turn up their thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using dishwashers or other large appliances, and hold off on charging their electric vehicles, all during the 4-9 p.m. time frame.
Already, the grid manager has issues a “restricted maintenance operations” notice starting Wednesday — a directive telling power generators and transmission line operators to delay routine maintenance that would take generating or transmission equipment offline.
The San Francisco Chronicle explained further: MORE
This must be fake news as California leads the nation in green energy and green energy is the best according to president Gilligan Brandon Carter.
Great, feel free to drive as all the demonic democrat’s won’t be out on the road!
“Oh, but you can charge your car in the middle of the night when there isn’t much of a strain on the grid.”
Yes, because everyone can plan their transportation needs around that.
“Don’t charge the vehicles we are forcing you into”
To those that chose to drive ev’s……
Charge the damn things when you want to….
Don’t let those fascists in government…..
tell you what to do……Freedom.
This is what they want for all of us.
And meanwhile fuel prices are back up to just about there highest level. The stupid fools released the strategic reserves to early to help the in the primaries.
Homeless camps at charging stations 😀
Highway system funded by fuel taxes.
EV owners don’t pay fuel taxes.
CA is leading the way all right. I see the sorry ass state I’ve landed in is going to follow CA’s lead and ban the sale of gasoline cars. Too bad I’ll probably have crossed over by then because hilarity is bound to ensue.
The unintended consequences of that idiocy are going to be monumental.
What will be the carbon footprint of one million Honda generators all running at the same time charging up all those Teslas?
Hahahahahahahahahaha (gasp for breath) hahahahahahaha
“…a directive telling power generators and transmission line operators to delay routine maintenance…”
Isn’t that exactly what the official cause of several devastating wild fires in Northern California was?
These guys are geniuses!
I believe The state of California actually owns a lot of charging stations at locations along the highways (rest areas, public buildings etc). I think they should immediately shut them off. In fact, turn off all privately operated charging stations. After all, it’s an emergency!!!
The Amish will rule the road.
Unplug Pelosi’s Ice Cream Fridge & leave her with room temperature Vodka.
Watch what happens to her Husband’s Face when she is not sedated regularly.
My head spins when i read some of this shit.
Granted i do it to myself when i spin around in one direction.
“Isn’t that exactly what the official cause of several devastating wild fires in Northern California was?”
Yea, let’s talk about those wild fires. NorCal. That’s PG&E. Pacific Gas and Electric. They’ve been sued, and lost, several times over the last 10 years. More frequently in the last couple years but the biggest case was a gas main that burst in some populated area in the North Bay. Fried lot’s of people, burned a lot of property. That case was actually just recently settled. Along with others, like the Paradise fire. So PG&E loses. Rightfully so. The P.U.C. allows them to raise rates to customers to cover their loses. A large home with a pool PG&E bill runs right at $1,000.00 a month. And they are warning people the rates will continue to climb. I own a CNC machine shop and on average the utility bill is $600.00 a month. Explain that one. Still PG&E. It may not surprise you to know major stake holders in that utility have last names like Newsom, Pelosi, and Getty.
Who’s on the P.U.C.? Why utility company management of course.