Flex Alert: Conserve Energy

According to fypower.org the California Independent System Operator has declared a Flex Alert for July 8 through July 10.  They expect to see the highest energy demand for the summer this week, especially from 3 to 6 PM.
I have no problem conserving power, and I think it's something we should do on a regular basis, but I don't really understand why, or how, we can use significantly more power during a heat wave.   And I don't understand why, or how, our system is unable to handle the power demands during such a time.   I'll admit to not fully understanding it all, but wouldn't you think a place in the United States, like California, would be immune to these issues? 
Hat tip to LAist.

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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