It’s scorching hot in California these days.
The network operator issued a power outage warning.
There is also a possibility of a blackout on Wednesday, people are suffering from the heat
California. It’s hot these days in the US state of California. The record heat wave and current weather patterns are the latest sign of climate change in the United States. Normal life suffers because of the scorching heat. Here, power failure warnings by network managers can increase people’s problems. The grid operator warned of a possible electricity crisis. It is thought this could lead to a blackout on Wednesday. In addition, people are prohibited from charging electric cars during peak hours.
According to a report by the Hindustan Times, officials asked people to save electricity between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday evening. At that time, the temperature exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). It’s the biggest test for California’s grid since the summer of 2020. Two years ago, parts of the state faced a severe power crisis.
War between Ukraine and Russia aggravates energy crisis
Let’s say that the current crisis has come at a time when the war between Ukraine and Russia is aggravating the energy crisis in Europe. Along with this, the network operator’s warning revealed a severe crisis amid record rising temperatures due to climate change around the world. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order on Wednesday to end the emergency power supply.
The governor told a press conference that it is very clear that nature has left us behind. The reality is that we live in a time of extreme heat and extreme drought. According to the grid operator, power demand in California is expected to be 48 gigawatts on Monday and Tuesday next week, which will be the highest demand since 2017.
Officials anticipate power outages during some of the most difficult hours starting Wednesday evening. To avoid power outages, an additional power supply is provided as a backup.
Keywords: California, Electricity problem
FIRST POST: 01 September 2022, 09:58 IST