According to NBC. California is facing triple-digit temperatures in its inland valleys and deserts, but its energy grid appears well-prepared due to increased reliance on renewable energy and expanded lithium-ion battery storage capacity.
Solar energy production reached a historic high in May, and the state’s battery storage capacity has nearly doubled since 2022, now making it the largest in the world at 5,600 megawatts.
Despite the high temperatures, the grid has been operating with a surplus of power this summer, and Californians have been effective in managing electricity use during peak demand.
However, the California Independent System Operator is asking residents to prepare for possible FlexAlerts during the current heatwave.
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