California Bans Gas Cars Then Says “Avoid Charging EVs”

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The push for alternative energy has created a fragile power grid that does not and cannot supply consistent levels of energy to the economy. The sheer lunacy of this is seen in California where the government is actually telling EV owners to forego charging their cars. ‚ĀÉ TN Editor

Shortly after 1800ET, just as Californians begin to head home for the day, the California Independent System Operator issued a level-1 energy emergency alert shortly after tapping all its available power supplies.

Despite earlier warnings to reduce usage, Californians – in all their self-righteous virtue – decided to charge their EV anyway, pushing demand above capacity

Bear in mind that it is not even in the scheduled Flex Alert period (from 4pm to 9pm PST) yet.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs pretty clear Mother Nature has outrun us,‚Ä̬†California Governor Gavin Newsom, who issued an executive order Wednesday to free up emergency power supplies, said during a news conference.

‚ÄúThe reality is we‚Äôre living in an age of extremes — extreme heat, extreme drought.‚ÄĚ

…and extreme lack of grid preparedness for your state’s virtue-signaling.

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Update (1600ET):¬†As the day went on, California warmed up more than expected and that has prompted California’s grid operator to issue a specific warning of the potential for power shortfalls that could lead to blackouts on Wednesday night.

Officials asked residents to cut back on power use Wednesday between 4 and 9 p.m. as temperatures soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

‚ÄúThis is a manifestation of what CAISO warned folks about back in May, that unless they see voluntary curtailments the grid could become unstable during certain periods of high demand,‚ÄĚ said Gary Cunningham, director of market research at risk management firm Tradition Energy.

‚ÄúIn this case it is extreme heat that is causing it, but overall weakness in the supply picture are adding to the issue.‚ÄĚ

The heat poses the biggest test to the grid since the summer of 2020, when rolling outages engulfed portions of the state. 

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California power grid officials have a sobering warning this week, telling customers to brace for potential blackouts as the state’s grid faces capacity constraints over the Labor Day weekend.

“The top three conservation actions are to¬†set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and¬†charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights.¬†

Lowering electricity use during that time will ease strain on the system, and¬†prevent more drastic measures, including¬†rotating power outages,”¬†California Independent System Operator¬†(CAISO) told customers.¬†

California’s grid is projected to exceed 48,000 megawatts next Monday, the highest of the year, as a menacing heatwave will send temperatures across the state¬†10-20 degrees above normal through next Tuesday.

The fact that CAISO has to ask customers not to charge their EVs during the current heatwave implies the grid is fragile.

If weather or grid conditions worsen, the ISO may issue a series of emergency notifications to access additional resources and prepare market participants and the public for¬†potential energy s-hortages and the need to conserve,” California’s grid operator warned.¬†

A surge in EV charging at home could bring down parts of the state’s grid.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Elle

The price paid for political stupidity, commonly known as fascism. Apparently, CA Woketards cannot do the math necessary to figure the amount of sustainable energy required for their state. Hence, not enough energy. The private energy company’s monopoly on production in CA has garnered a very bad result. For decades the stockholders have walked away with most of the equity leaving little to no capital for reinvestment in the state’s public systems–the usual take-it-and-run corporate profit scenario. The company is now dealing with very old, damaged lines and equipment. Key parts of the system are not even manufactured in this… Read more »

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DawnieR

I used to, #YouCantFixStupid everywhere. I was WRONG! Turns out…..DEATH, FIXES STUPID!!!!! lolol

TheDude

Stupid is as stupid does. Its very intentional, with a sprinkle of stupid and crazy. The elites plan will fail, only a matter of time, but first pain must happen because not enough care.

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