Sep 5 2020

Prevent Blackouts: Do Not Use Electrical Appliances 3 pm to 9 pm

Reduce Electricity Use To Reduce Blackouts this Labor Day Weekend 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom asks citizens to avoid using electrical appliances between 3 pm and 9 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

California can’t acquire extra electric capacity from Arizona or Washington states, because they have no excess capacity as they are also dealing with heat.  Smoke cover, as well as nightfall, reduces solar generation and light breezes reduce wind turbine output.

“Three things you can do to help prevent power outages this Labor Day weekend:

  • Pre-cool your home at 72° overnight
  • In the morning turn your A/C to 78° or higher from 3-9 pm
  • Avoid major appliance use from 3-9 pm”

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2 Responses to “Prevent Blackouts: Do Not Use Electrical Appliances 3 pm to 9 pm”

  1. There seems always to be an assumption in these generalized broadcasts that everyone has AC. Also, the stressed situation in regards to unavailability of excess electricity generating capacity, demonstrates how unwise the forced electrification being pushed in the Reach Codes is.

  2. According to this account in the NYT, there was sufficient stored electricity to prevent the recent blackouts.

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