With demand up, California ISO calls Stage 2 emergency

first_imgRenewables Linkedin Facebook 7.3.2001 The grid operator said power demand is up due to temperatures that are 5-6° F. hotter than meteorologists predicted. Because the heat wave is regional in nature, levels of imported power have decreased as other states, especially those in the Southwest, also cope with high demand for power, the ISO said. With demand up, California ISO calls Stage 2 emergency Facebook By the OGJ Online Staff Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals HOUSTON, July 2, 2001 — With power demand running 2,000 MW above forecasts, the California Independent System Operator issued a Stage 2 emergency Monday signifying the reserve margin has fallen to less than 5%.center_img By chloecox – TAGSCAISO In addition, 1,500 MW of imported power was also reduced when a two-unit power plant that serves southern California tripped off line over the weekend. Despite predictions of summer outages, the ISO in June managed to avoid rotating blackouts. Previous articleFederal agencies to cancel summer spill at Columbia Generating StationNext articleCONSOL Energy, AEP conclude 34 million tons coal supply and purchase of mines agreements chloecox Linkedin The Stage 1 and 2 declarations, expected to be in effect until 6 p.m., allow the California ISO to access emergency resources to help maintain operating reserves. The ISO put the state utilities on notice large commercial customers that have signed up to voluntarily curtail power during high demand days could be asked to do so. If an operating reserve shortfall of less than 1 1/2% is unavoidable, Stage 3 is initiated. Involuntary curtailments of service to customers including “rotating blackouts” are possible. Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Peak demand on the transmission system is expected to reach about 40,000 MW about 4 p.m. PST. The ISO called for conservation during the peak afternoon hours. Twitter No posts to displaylast_img read more