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See www.MikeBeehler.com for my first book, The Science of the Sale.  MBA, LLC believes that strategically positioning for success and growth in the electric utility industry will require...

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“Brutally hot” temperatures drive thousands to CA beaches over the holiday weekend. While this article “should be” about surf conditions, BBQing and volleyball, it focuses on electricity. It reminds us that policy decisions about renewables vs fossil fuels, forestry management and the resilience of the grid impact our daily lives in ways that have not been anticipated.

From the article.....”The California Independent System Operator, which runs the state power grid, issued a “Flex Alert” for 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Monday, asking people to conserve power by not using appliances and keeping air conditioners at 78 degrees (25.6 Celsius) or above.

Operators didn't expect a repeat of the rolling blackouts that took place during a mid-August heat wave. But they warned that the system could be strained by unforeseen problems, such as a fire that disrupts a power line.”

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Matt Chester on Sep 8, 2020

”The California Independent System Operator, which runs the state power grid, issued a “Flex Alert” for 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Monday, asking people to conserve power by not using appliances and keeping air conditioners at 78 degrees (25.6 Celsius) or above.

As these instances occur, I'm wondering how many Californians are newly looking into the smart appliance market that can help automate and coordinate these types of shifts. If I were a provider of such products, I'd definitely be making a big push right now

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