California ISO calls for power conservation in Northern California following substation damage

Sponsored by

The California ISO is urging residents and businesses in the San Jose area, in particular Santa Clara and Silicon Valley, to conserve electricity April 16 following heavy damage to the Metcalf transmission substation.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is reporting heavy damage to transformers at the substation following gunshots heard during an apparent vandalism in the early morning hours. Santa Clara law enforcement is working closely with PG&E to investigate.

As damage assessments continue, additional equipment at the substation may be taken out-of-service. This will limit transmission capability in this area of the high-voltage grid, which is why conservation is required.

Consumers are urged to reduce their energy use through midnight (April 17).

The ISO suggested the following conservation tips: Turning off lights and thermostats, and also powering down unneeded appliances.

Sponsored by

Get All the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Electric Light & Power or POWERGRID International and the email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

Related Articles

Can EVs shock utilities back to life?

04/09/2019 The automotive industry is undergoing a significant revolution, driven by the most innovative technological advancements. ...

U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again

03/14/2019 For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6...

FERC issues preliminary permit to study 1,200-MW Southeast Oklahoma Pumped Storage project

03/04/2019

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation to study ...

Residential PV + batteries as wholesale energy market suppliers are just the ‘tip of the spear’

02/19/2019 Last week, Sunrun announced that its bid to supply 20 MW of residential solar + storage capacity into the New England ISO ...