CAISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Alert; No Outages Ordered
California’s Independent System Operator lifted its Stage 2 emergency declaration a little over two hours after it was declared on Sunday night.
CAISO called for the Stage 2 emergency on Sunday evening at 6:23 p.m., warning residents about the possibility of rotating blackouts and advising them to conserve energy.
Although San Diego Gas & Electric tweeted out “For the 2nd night in a row, we avoided rotating outages thanks to your conservation efforts,” thousands of SDG&E customers were without power Sunday evening just at about 7:30 p.m.
As many as 15,000 homes were without power in communities all over San Diego County, including Encinitas, Alpine, La Mesa and Lakeside, and many in between. Click here for SDG&E’s outage map.
California’s Independent System Operator warned residents Sunday night about the possibility of rotating blackouts and advising them to conserve energy.
Stage 2 means that the “ISO has taken all mitigating action and is no longer able to provide its expected energy requirements.”
“#ISO declares Stage 2 emergency; consumers should prepare for outages. Conservation will be critical to avoiding or limiting power interruptions,” CAISO tweeted on Sunday.