California Orders State of Emergency to Avert Blackouts

Bloomberg Quint | Jul 31, 2021 at 6:46 AM
  • The historic drought, intense heat and blazes battering the state have left it facing a projected possible power-supply shortfall of as much as 3.5 gigawatts during late afternoons under extreme conditions.
  • Newsom has called for similar emergency actions to free up additional power supplies during heat waves.
  • On Thursday, the state’s power grid order abruptly warned the systems may fall short after it unexpectedly lost 1.1 gigawatts of power generation.