by Katy Grimes
As Appearing in the California Globe
Gov. Newsom warns: Be prepared for more power outages as heatwave continues
At Gov. Gavin Newsom’s press conference Monday, he discussed the state’s heatwave, record temperatures throughout the state, and the rolling blackouts millions have to deal with over the very hot weekend. The California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) began the rolling blackouts Friday evening as temperatures stayed in the triple digits. Blackouts were ordered again Saturday evening as temperatures reached 111 degrees in Sacramento, even as Californians pay the highest energy bills in the country.
In Sacramento it hit 109 degrees Friday and 111 degrees Saturday. And notably, most businesses and event venues are closed down under the governor’s lockdown order. So the energy users in California should be using less power, not more.
However, while the governor said he is investigating the power outages this weekend, he also said Californians need to get used to it.
Which reminds me of a Sacramento guy I knew… Roger Voudouris was a one-hit-wonder whose Billboard Hot 100 in 1979 was “Get Used To It.” Terrible song, worse video, and I never bought the 8-track tape. But the message is “accept that a particular state of affairs is inevitable.”