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Power restored statewide in California after rotating outages imposed

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced it has terminated its Stage 3 Emergency declaration.

Power that had been disrupted as part of the emergency has been restored statewide.

The grid operator went into Stage 3 Emergency at 6:36 p.m. [on Friday, August 15], ordering utilities to implement rotating power outages to protect the stability of the grid.

By 7:51 p.m., the grid had stabilized, and utilities began restoring 1,000 megawatts of electricity that had been taken out of service.

The emergency declaration was lifted at 8:54 p.m.

The ISO’s grid operators are closely monitoring supply and demand during the extreme heat event.

The article above was released by CalISO.