Cal-ISO Rolling Blackouts – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

 

The potential for imminent rolling black-outs in California was the last thing East Siders wanted to hear as they hovered in front of their swamp coolers, relying on iced drinks from the fridge
for their survival.

Even up in Mammoth, with projected temps in the mid-80s, this prolonged heat wave is a grind.  While Owens Valley residents think mid-80s looks heavenly, if you’re acclimated to cool summers, the mid-80s is only marginally bearable. As they say, heat is relative.

Following the Alert 3 from Cal-ISO (Independent System Operators), Sierra Wave checked in
with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s public relations person, Jessica
Johnson, to make sure our coolers and refrigerators wouldn’t go dark. Her response: they
won’t.

“LADWP is not part of Cal-ISO.” Johnson stated via e-mail. “LADWP has generation,
transmission and distribution capabilities and are our own balancing authority. However, we
support the state grid (Cal-ISO’s) Flex Alerts and help amplify the message. The ‘rolling
blackout’ information was not sent out by LADWP but by Cal-ISO dependent utilities. While
LADWP has encountered elevated loads during the course of these recent, severe heat days,
LADWP has had sufficient generation to cover the load, plus reserves with some to spare,
enabling LADWP to provide energy to Cal-ISO to assist the state grid.”

This is good news—residents won’t be poached in their own sweat!

 

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Jay Leyton
Jay Leyton
18 days ago

Echo Park has been having 6-12 hour blackouts
over the last 3 days Sept. 7-8-9/2022 with no media coverage at all. Every time the lights go on at Dodger Stadium the lights go off in Echo Park. This is not America anymore.

BobK
BobK
17 days ago
Reply to  Jay Leyton

Would you rather sit outside at nite in Dodger stadium or Echo Park?

Vaguely
Vaguely
20 days ago

“Relying on iced drinks from their fridge for their survival “. Goodness, that is a little hysterical. Anyway it sure put me into hysterics.

John
John
20 days ago

The electrical grid can’t handle the load now.. and we’re all suppose to purchase electric vehicles?

I remain 100% pro nuclear energy.

Rob
Rob
20 days ago
Reply to  John

It is not mandatory you buy an electric vehicle, they simply won’t be selling them here in California. If you want a gas vehicle, you’ll have to but a used one in California or buy a new one out of state. But I believe most California car dealers will still… Read more »

*name
*name
20 days ago
Reply to  John

Nuclear is the only option.

Steve
Steve
19 days ago
Reply to  John

We already have nuclear, it’s called the sun and it is at a safe distance away. Beaming down 1100 watts per square meter.

John
John
18 days ago
Reply to  Steve

I’d like to see you get 1100 watts out of a square meter

Steve
Steve
16 days ago
Reply to  John

Me too, the 1100 watts per square meter is the peak in the summer. With current solar we only run at 1 to 2 percent of the available energy.