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Power outages avoided for second straight day amid flex alert

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 01:05:12-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) says, for the second straight day, rolling outages were avoided as Californians were encouraged to conserve power.

CA ISO declared a stage 2 emergency around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, which meant rolling outages were imminent. The agency said the most critical time of the day was at about 6 p.m.

The agency is asking residents to continue reducing electricity use from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Labor Day in order to protect the stability of the power grid.