California ISO issues alert due to high energy demand amid heat wave
September 06, 2022
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) on Tuesday extended a call for consumers to reduce energy due to the impact of record-breaking temperatures in California that have created higher demand for power.
Forecasted loads are currently very high on Tuesday with peak demand at 51,145 megawatts (MW), which CAISO said would set a new record from the previous high of 50,270 MW in 2006. Wednesday’s load is forecast at 50,002 MW. Thus, CAISO is projecting supply deficiencies of 400 to 3,400 MW between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday.