Californians very narrowly dodged rotating outages on Tuesday as the state’s grid operator said outages “could be imminent.” The California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said it ended at 8 p.m. its stage 3 energy alert, its highest alert issued before ordering blackouts. This is only issued when demand for energy is expected to outpace actual supply. The agency cited consumers saving energy as a big part of avoiding outages. Tuesday was another scorching day, with record-high temperatures, which led to a massive spike in demand.
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