What Is A Flex Alert?The alerts are issued when temperatures are expected to be so high that they prompt a subsequent increase in energy use that could potentially stress the power grid, causing outages or forcing rolling blackouts.
Calif. State Regulators Increase Power Capacity To Combat Blackout Risk
SoCal Residents Battle Record-Breaking Heat Tuesday As Scorching Temps ContinueAn excessive heat warning was extended to 9 p.m. Thursday for the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, San Gabriel and Antelope valleys, as well as the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains.
Cal ISO Warns Rolling Blackouts Possible, Calls For Conservation As Power Grid StrainsThe California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) declared a Stage 2 emergency as of 2:30 p.m., indicating severe strain on the electrical system.
Flex Alert In Effect Through Wednesday As Dangerous Heat Wave ContinuesResidents are asked to conserve their power use between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. every day through at least Wednesday
California Governor Warns More Rolling Blackouts 'Very Likely'; 3.3M Homes Statewide Brace For Power OutagesOfficials with Cal ISO - which oversees roughly 80% of the state's power grid through SoCal Edison and others - said rolling blackouts could begin as early as 4 p.m.
Cal ISO Lifts Stage 3 Emergency Notice, All Power RestoredThe Cal ISO Stage 3 Emergency was set to expire at midnight, though the agency had lifted the declaration by 9:45 p.m.
10K SoCal Edison Customers Still Without Power Across SouthlandAn extreme red flag warning remains in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday.
304K SoCal Edison Customers Could See Power Shutoffs WednesdayThe most powerful Santa Ana wind event of the season is expected to descend on the region beginning late Tuesday night.
High Temperatures Keep Rolling Power Outages Going In GlendaleGlendale Water & Power kept their rolling power outages going as the mercury soared past 90 degrees Saturday.
Glendale Residents Are Roiling Over A Series Of Rolling BlackoutsOne man tweeted testily, "Oh, ok. Don't worry. It's only 95 degrees right now."