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FOLSOM, Calif. August 14, 2020 – 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., 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.