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Flex alert issued for Monday to stabilize state's electric grid

Original post made on Jul 12, 2021

Strain on the state's electrical system has prompted the California Independent System Operator to issue the alert for 4-9 p.m. today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, July 11, 2021, 8:29 PM

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Posted by Common Sense Speaks
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2021 at 10:51 am

Common Sense Speaks is a registered user.

Great KQED discussion with Gray Davis, Loretta Lynch, et al about the 1998 beginning of the de-regulation and manipulation of the California and wider energy market. Worth a listen at their web site.

20 Years After Enron and Rolling Blackouts, What Have We Learned?

Web Link

connected to what is happening today and what could lead to a better future

A generator will take one only so far.


Posted by Tom
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 12, 2021 at 12:18 pm

Tom is a registered user.

Postponing the charging of one electric vehicle to start after 9 pm (e.g. postponing 4,000 Watts) can provide the same power relief as unplugging 200 unused electronics devices (200 X 20 Watts each). Charging EVs in all hours between 10 pm and 3 PM every day keeps the grid running clean. The very best hours for the grid are 9AM to 3 PM every day to soak up all that solar power.


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