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California Energy Officials Warn of Blackouts This Summer

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California energy officials on Friday issued a sober forecast for the state’s electrical grid, saying it lacks sufficient capacity to keep the lights on this summer and beyond if heatwaves, wildfires or other extreme events take their toll.

The update from leaders from three state agencies and the office of Governor Gavin Newsom comes in response to a string of challenges with the ambitious transition away from fossil fuels, including rolling blackouts during a summer heat wave in 2020.

California has among the most aggressive climate change policies in the world, including a goal of producing all of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045.

In an online briefing with reporters, the officials forecast a potential shortfall of 1,700 megawatts this year, a number that could go as high as 5,000 MW if the grid is taxed by multiple challenges that reduce available power while sending demand soaring, state officials said during an online briefing with reporters.

Supply gaps along those lines could leave between 1 million and 4 million people without power. Outages will only happen under extreme conditions, officials cautioned, and will depend in part on the success of conservation measures.

In 2025, the state will still have a capacity shortfall of about 1,800 MW, according to officials from the California Energy Commission, Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator and Newsom’s office. They also projected annual electricity rate increases of between 4% and 9% between now and 2025.

California’s electricity planning has been challenged as devastating wildfires have cut off transmission lines and extreme heat events and drought have hampered hydropower supplies. Officials said traditional electricity demand forecasting does not account for such extreme events prompted by a changing climate.

At the same time, many solar farms and energy storage projects the state has commissioned over the last two years were delayed due to supply chain challenges during the pandemic and a recent federal trade probe into solar imports.

“We are in a place now where we have to factor in a new landscape in terms of the challenge in front of us with bringing the projects that we need online,” Karen Douglas, an adviser to Newsom, said during the briefing.

The announcement, which came a week after Newsom said the state was open to keeping its remaining nuclear power plant running to maintain reliability, appeared to lay the groundwork for an effort to keep older facilities — some of which are powered by natural gas — online.

“We need to make sure that the we have sufficient new resources in place and operational before we let some of these retirements go,” said Mark Rothleder, chief operating officer at the California ISO grid operator. “Otherwise we are putting ourselves potentially at risk of having insufficient capacity.”

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46 Comments on "California Energy Officials Warn of Blackouts This Summer"

  1. YouWillSufferLikeIAmSufferingRightNow on Mon, 9th May 2022 10:30 am 

    I counted 3 trees on a street that are dead. One tree is dying fast. Everyone on earth is dead, it is over for earth. Wait until reptiloid start fighting insectoid because they don’t look alike. Wait until a insectoid with the eyes in front of head sees a reptiloid with eyes by the side of the head. Now you will now how I feel.

    You will suffer like I am suffering when I look around and cannot find another human that look like me.

    4:55 for dead trees.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWotDnyuQGA

  2. Ted Wilson on Mon, 9th May 2022 12:24 pm 

    ask californians to install solar panel on their homes or else …

    every home, store, office, factory can install solar panels and reduce natgas fired electricity.

  3. Hello on Mon, 9th May 2022 12:27 pm 

    mexicans back to mexico would greatly reduce californias power consumption. It would also reduce housing issues, road congestions, crime, drugs, water shortages.

    Hell, such a simple solution to solve so many problems, who would have thought?

  4. PrepareToSufferAndDie on Mon, 9th May 2022 12:30 pm 

    You will surfer like I did in this hell hole. I will transformer earth in a bigger hell that it is alreary. Prepare to suffer like you never did before.

    we had to visit a friend, they told us to bring a fish. in the evening, many markets are out of stock or closed when we arrived.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4bxD0kaR64

  5. Biden's hairplug on Mon, 9th May 2022 1:56 pm 

    Hello on Mon, 9th May 2022 12:27 pm

    mexicans back to mexico would greatly reduce californias power consumption. It would also reduce housing issues, road congestions, crime, drugs, water shortages.

    Hell, such a simple solution to solve so many problems, who would have thought?

    Wishful thinking.

    Mexico came to California, and now California is de facto part of Mexico. Demography = destiny. Only a matter of time before things get formalized:

    https://constitutionwarrior.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/aztlan-map.jpg

    This btw was once the border between the US and Mexico (1820):

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/8a/8b/0c/8a8b0cb328b598e96ce3d0d84590a8f2–baltimore-repeat.jpg

    l’histoire se répète.

  6. Hello on Mon, 9th May 2022 5:37 pm 

    Vlad not doing good. A 2 week military expedition to take all ukraine and enforcing neutrality turns into an endless clusterfuck. The best Vlad can hope for is to hold on to donbass. But not even that is likely. The question is what will Vlad do once he’s with his back to the wall? Probably around late summer/fall? Will he use the tsar bomba? Considering the general stupidity of the west it is conceivable that the west will push russia so hard into the dirt that Vlad doesn’t have a choice. Either way, russia is toast. I feel sorry for all the russian high tech startups that tried to make entry into world class tech. A lot of hard work from good guys for nothing. I used some good Russian suppliers. All gone, without international business they won’t survive.

  7. IAmCreatingNewSpecieOnEarth on Mon, 9th May 2022 6:37 pm 

    4:13 Insectoid morphing into a reptiloid. Eyes are slowly moving by the side of the head, mouth getting wider and nose is disappearing to show only 2 hole for breathing, no nose only breathing holes. Mouth of the reptiloid will move forward like a TRX. Insectoid has a flat face with eyes in the front close together.

    Insectoid eyes the eyes in the front of the face and reptiloid has eyes by the side of the head. You will suffer like I suffered. You will fight each other for survival and domination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2dm5qWis-s

  8. IAmCreatingNewSpecieOnEarth on Mon, 9th May 2022 6:44 pm 

    Because insectoid and reptiloid are a mi-human mi-insect, reptile you will be subject to facial skin cancer like a normal human. You will transform into insectoid and reptiloid but you will suffer from the same disease of human: deadly bleeding facial skin cancer. I want to make sure that the zero point field understand me correctly. This is to help the zero point field to create the reality that I want.

  9. GiveMeTimeJewsItIsComing on Mon, 9th May 2022 6:49 pm 

    I will give extras suffering to all the Jews. I am just looking for the right way to pass my order to the zero point field. I did not forget you Jews. I will have special torture and pain waiting for you Jews. Give me time

  10. GiveMeTimeJewsItIsComing on Mon, 9th May 2022 7:50 pm 

    Insectoid morphing into reptiloid. 12:38. See comments above for the differences between insectoid and reptiloid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOpUiO-unfw

  11. Biden's hairplug on Tue, 10th May 2022 6:12 am 

    Vlad not doing good. A 2 week military expedition to take all ukraine and enforcing neutrality turns into an endless clusterfuck. The best Vlad can hope for is to hold on to donbass. But not even that is likely. The question is what will Vlad do once he’s with his back to the wall? Probably around late summer/fall? Will he use the tsar bomba? Considering the general stupidity of the west it is conceivable that the west will push russia so hard into the dirt that Vlad doesn’t have a choice. Either way, russia is toast. I feel sorry for all the russian high tech startups that tried to make entry into world class tech. A lot of hard work from good guys for nothing. I used some good Russian suppliers. All gone, without international business they won’t survive.

    You are reading too much western media and take them seriously too, two mistakes. Western media are inserting imaginary goals, Russia never had, just to make Russia look weak. Ukraine has/had the 2nd largest European army, after Russia. These armies are fighting each other in Donbass. If Russia wins in Donbass, it has its hands free with the rest, certainly in Novorossya.

    Russia fought Germany in WW2 for 4 years and prevailed. Russians are able to think and suffer long-term. The war could easily last a year or longer. Rumors are that Russia will close the tap in September. The fact that Putin did NOT call for a general mobilization or total war against Ukraine is ample evidence that Putin is NOT cornered. The Uki army is slowly being put in the meat grinder. It doesn’t make sense for Russia to destroy infrastructure it will later own.

    Russian business will be kept afloat by China. The Russian economy and the ruble are doing better than ever, thanks to high commodity prices. Europe is toast, which is good, because it could provoke a right-wing, anti-American reaction. There is no way for Europe, Russia and China to get rid of American hegemony without paying a major price: an economic depression in Europe, Russia having to write off 300 billion stolen assets and China even trillions.

    Never mind, it will be worth it. The real bloodbath of WW3 will take place in North-America, when the diversity powder keg will explode and the territory will be free game for foreign powers.

    Between 1812 and 1841, the tsar had made if as far south as fort Ross (Sacramento), deep into California.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Ross,_California

    Let’s see how far they will get this time. Alaska will be the minimum. Vancouver is something to wipe your *ss with, walkover. Seattle and Portland are too woke, too weak to resist.

  12. EnjoyYourPainAndDeathfuckers on Tue, 10th May 2022 9:31 am 

    Last I think the Lord GOD took control of my body and I started to speak all kind of words and sound. I sounded like a language that is not spoken on earth. It lasted maybe 5 min. It was made of sound and throat sound. I had no control over my body. At the end of it I stared to yield: :On les tue tous, on les tue tous.

    I concluded that the Lord GOD was speaking to someone else using me. The message I got from this is that all the people of earth have put judged and will be killed.

    At the end of it I asked what was my instructions, I was told to do what I want. I decide to keep going forward and tortured the none human of earth to dead.

    Enjoy your pain and dead fuckerd

  13. Ted Wilson on Tue, 10th May 2022 9:47 am 

    After rising to peak in mid march, gas prices went down and again started rising and it hit the high of $4.374 / gallon today, while the diesel prices continued to increase for last 12 days and hit a high of $5.550 / gallon

    Since 9/11, experts adviced USA to wean of the oil (most of which) comes from dangerous places. Everyone took it as business as usual. Now we are in soup again.

    Just buy Ethanol E15/E30/E50 and reduce the oil consumption, otherwise we may end up in line again. Only now the summer is starting and soon china will remove the lockdowns and start consuming more.

  14. KillAllTheNoneHumanAndEarthRealityDies on Tue, 10th May 2022 9:51 am 

    The only way to kill the reality of earth, is to kill everyone on earth. Once everyone on earth is death, earth reality will stop existing and we, the none human, will become energy and will merge with the lord GOD. No none humans on earth, no earth reality.

    Once all the none humans on earth are death, most likely (I think, not sure) the buildings roads, trees will disappears and we will be with GOD in the energy field.

  15. Duncan Idaho on Tue, 10th May 2022 10:11 am 

    What do the Fat Boy’s compatriots think of him?

    REX TILLERSON – “Dumb as a rock.”

    JOHN KELLY – “No temperament” “He got eaten alive” “Unable to handle the pressure of the job.”

    ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI – “Highly unstable nut job” “A fool” “Abused staff.”

    MARK ESPER – “Weak and totally ineffective.” “A lightweight.”

    REINCE PREIBUS – “Weak” “A disgrace”

    JEFF SESSIONS – “Weak and ineffective” “Dumb southerner” “Mentally retarded” “Disgraceful” “Scared stiff” “Idiot” “Mr Magoo”

    STEVE BANNON – “Sloppy Steve cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog.”

    JIM MATTIS – “world’s most Overrated General.”

    BILL BARR – “Never had the energy or the competence to do the job.” “Slow and boring.”

    TOM PRINCE – “Disappointing” “I’m not happy.”

    MICK MULVANEY – “F*cked it all up.”

    JOHN BOLTON – “Washed up” “Disgruntled boring old fool” “Never had a clue.” “Dope” “Liar”

    KIRSTJEN NIELSEN – “Too short” “Didn’t look the part” “Not tough enough.”

    MICHAEL COHEN – “not very smart”

    BILL BARR – a coward, “afraid of being impeached”

    OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN – ” a crazed, crying lowlife” “a dog”

    GARY COHN – “I could tell you stories about him like you wouldn’t believe”

    WILBUR ROSS – “past his prime”

    DAN COATS – “Mister Rogers” “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!”

  16. KillAllTheNoneHumanAndEarthRealityDies on Tue, 10th May 2022 10:15 am 

    COVID-19 restrictions reimposed in China

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUB_yDj_ohA

    This is us, killing all the none humans of earth. You will be kill by some many ways, facial bloody skin cancer, supply chain collapse, fight to the death between two species: insectoid, reptiloid, nuclear bombs, food shortage by killing all the green vegetation by turning it yellow and brown. We change earth reality to kill all the none humans of earth.

    This is us shutting down the China that is the manufacturing hub of the world. It is a form a torture to death.

  17. Biden's hairplug on Tue, 10th May 2022 10:22 am 

    US secret service chef predicts that the war will last long. She (correctly) assumes that Russian goals go far beyond Donbass. Ever heard of Novorossya, mrs Avril Haines?

    https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/ukraine-news-am-dienstag-pentagon-bestaetigt-deportation-von-ukrainern-nach-russland-a-59b1c1a4-af02-488c-8c9d-4c65dd66683b

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avril_Haines

    Strange that!? I thought that western media, backed up by hello, said that Russia was going nowhere with its campaign?

    Amazing!

  18. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:12 am 

    Just to help the zero point field to understand what reality I want to create.

    There will two species insectoids and reptiloids. I would also like to change myself into some kind of human GOD that is something made of light. That would be the new Hollywood reality of earth.

    Biden is the perfect insectoid. Eyes are close together and the nose ridge between the eyes is small. Insectoids always have their eyes in the front of the face. Insectoids also have flat teeth.

    Reptiloid have their eyes by the side of the head, and they have a wide node ridge between the eyes. the reptiloid also have pointy teeth like wolf.

    I would also like to introduce a third character into the Hollywood movie called earth reality. The GOD walking on earth. Only a small number of GOD would be walking the earth, they will be so different that none will doubt that they are GODS.

    The Jews that are responsible for the creation of Hollywood movie industries, therefore responsible for the creation of earth reality will receive extra dose of torture and pain.

    Re

  19. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:16 am 

    The new composition of the population of Hollywood earth reality will be 50% insectoids and 50% reptiloids and few GODS.

  20. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:21 am 

    In my new Hollywood earth reality, the GODS of earth will be given power of death over insectoids and reptiloids. A GOD could just look at them and kill them right away.

    I am still working of concept of GOD walking on earth. So I will provide more detail as time go by.

  21. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:26 am 

    I am creating two species that are totally different for a reason. I want you to fight to death each other, I want to torture you as much as possible before killing you.

  22. YouWillSufferLikeIAmSufferingRightNow on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:34 am 

    I ask GOD last night twice what were my instructions. I have been told to do what it pleases me.

  23. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:37 am 

    The Jews are not the only ones that can create Hollywood theater reality like WW1, WW2 and so on.

    I have also been given the power now, to change earth Hollywood reality, so I am doing it right now.

  24. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:41 am 

    Prince charles has been changed into a insectoid with deadly facial skin cancer. Notice the short nose ridge between the eye, typical of earth insectoid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WQ_81xWt-k

    Expect a new earth reality, not the reality created and controlled by the Jews, but control and created by me.

  25. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 11:59 am 

    It reality quiet around and in the energy field. I guess the none humans are now being tortured and in pain.

  26. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 12:05 pm 

    I want to add that insectoid will have a flat face and small mouth opening flat teeth, eyes in the front and small nose ridge between the eyes.

    A reptiloid will have a mouth push forward and with a big mouth opening and pointy teeth like a wolf and eyes by the side of the head and wide and large nose ridge.

  27. ItIsMyReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 12:08 pm 

    This is now my reality, not the reality of the Jews

  28. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 12:16 pm 

    Remember that insectoids and reptiloids are hybrid between man and insects/reptiles. You will suffer the same illness and pain that humans suffers. This means that a lot of you will die deathly bloody facial skin cancer, some of food starvation, and so on.

  29. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 12:28 pm 

    For some reasons that I ignored, I have been given the privilege, honor and power to change the Jews Hollywood reality, including murder and torture.

    I intend to use these power to torture you and murder you.

  30. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 1:30 pm 

    Morphing into a reptiloid. Notice the eyes

    https://assets.zerohedge.com/s3fs-public/styles/teaser_desktop_2x/public/2022-05/lori%20lightfoot%20blue.jpg?itok=ei_zMQpd

  31. NewEarthHollywoodReality on Tue, 10th May 2022 3:14 pm 

    This is you reptiloid. Nostril flattening to show only two breathing holes. Eyes moving by the side of the head, and mouth that will moved forward

    25:49

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sevJ9fHDQ4g

  32. DyingTrees on Tue, 10th May 2022 3:27 pm 

    Look at dying vegetation: 1:22

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWLDe_xiBqM

  33. Ted Wilson on Tue, 10th May 2022 4:06 pm 

    2021 saw
    94 GW wind capacity installed (21.1 GW of offshore)
    183 GW solar capacity installed

    https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2022/

    https://www.pv-magazine.com/2022/02/01/bloombergnef-says-global-solar-will-cross-200-gw-mark-for-first-time-this-year-expects-lower-panel-prices/

    This will slowly start offsetting oil followed by coal and then natgas.

  34. Dredd on Tue, 10th May 2022 6:03 pm 

    “Blackouts this summer” … Evidently, it won’t stop there (Saudi Arabia warns that the world is running out of energy capacity).

  35. Duncan Idaho on Tue, 10th May 2022 8:02 pm 

    “Bongbong has already done his father proud at various levels, not least exhibiting a tendency to fabricate his past. On the touchy issue of education, Oxford University has stated at various points that Marcos Jr, while matriculating at St. Edmund Hall in 1975, never took a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. According to the institution’s records, “he did not complete his degree, but was awarded a special diploma in Social Studies in 1978.”

    A statement from the Oxford Philippines Society remarks that, “Marcos failed his degree’s preliminary examinations at the first attempt. Passing the preliminary examinations is a prerequisite for continuing one’s studies and completing a degree at Oxford University.” The issue was known as far back as 1983, when a disturbed sister from the Religious of the Good Shepherd wrote to the university inquiring about the politician’s credentials and received a letter confirming that fact.”

    He is dumb enough to be a Repug—-

  36. Ted Wilson on Wed, 11th May 2022 8:06 am 

    “Bongbong has already done his father proud at various levels, …”

    Politics is the last resort for scoundrels is a old English saying.

  37. Ted Wilson on Wed, 11th May 2022 8:10 am 

    Another day, another record by both gasoline ($4.404/gallon) and diesel ($5.553/gallon).

    No idea where this will end.
    There is some realization, thats why last month cars saw a slight uptick in sales.

    Its high time, people start buying more fuel efficient smaller crossovers which are still functional with 5 doors instead of full size trucks.

    Also moving to hybrid, plugin, electrics will help.

  38. Biden's hairplug on Wed, 11th May 2022 9:51 am 

    “Bongbong has already done his father proud at various levels, …”

    It’s a pity our long-time buddy makati (BillT) is no longer around, to report straight from the Philippines, after he left us, probably for a better world (no, I don’t mean the US). All we have got left is our resident leftie, Donkey Idaho and his “Repug” obsession.

    Makati was already around when I came here, January 2012. I guess I’m now the one here with the most seniority.

  39. Duncan Idaho on Wed, 11th May 2022 7:21 pm 

    This is obscene, even for a Pig:

    ‘It’s the only thing we’ve got’: Central California cops aim to turn town’s only library into police HQ

    https://www.sfgate.com/centralcoast/article/Police-department-wants-McFarland-library-17159602.php

    Cowardly Pigs

  40. MorphingIntoReptiloid on Thu, 12th May 2022 12:32 am 

    Insectoid morphing into a reptiloid. Eyes moving by the side of the head: 0:05

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5Kyr3F40o

  41. Ted Wilson on Thu, 12th May 2022 11:39 am 

    “It’s a pity our long-time buddy makati (BillT) is no longer around”

    We dont know who is there and who is not, but definitely peakoil has arrived with 2018 as the year of highest petroleum production at 100.458 million b/d.
    please note petroleum also includes biofuels, ctl, gtl which is a mis-representation or u can call it a fraud.

    2021 saw petroleum production at 95.547 million b/d which is a 5% dip despite so many vehicles being sold.

  42. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 12th May 2022 2:19 pm 

    No, the Republicans Are Not a Creation of “The Onion”

    https://buzzflash.com/articles/jp-sottile-for-buzzflash-no-the-republicans-are-not-a-creation-of-the-onion

  43. MoreDeadTrees on Thu, 12th May 2022 4:19 pm 

    3:27 dead trees in Poland. Same as on my street. I want all the none human of earth dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SF-sVzcLVs

  44. MoreDeadTrees on Thu, 12th May 2022 4:21 pm 

    Wrong link. This is the right video. 3:27 for the dead trees.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MoUhZKpwrM

  45. Biden’s hairplug on Thu, 12th May 2022 5:48 pm 

    Regarding my identity…. I was born visible, but I identify as non-visible. I am trans-parent. My pronouns are wo/where.

  46. Israel on Sat, 14th May 2022 10:37 am 

    Idiots ,the US is running out of fresh water vice versa electricity. Have a look at lake Mead level

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