New report from NERC shows California at extreme risk of energy emergencies this summer.
- Jul 16, 2021 10:23 pm GMT
California finds itself, once again, at risk of serious energy emergencies as the state heads into its driest and warmest time of the year. This time, it has a drought emergency impacting nearly half of the state’s population and an unprecedentedly extreme risk of intense wildfires, to boot.
For many in California, and many observing from the outside, 2020 appeared to be as bad as it could get, with a record number of wildfires ripping through all regions of the state, and an extreme heatwave that forced utility provider Pacific Gas & Electric to implement rolling blackouts for its customers as demand for air conditioning skyrocketed.
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