California ISO Declares Stage 2 Emergency

A view of power lines during a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) public safety power shutoff on November 20, 2019 in Santa Rosa, California.
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The California Independent System Operator declared a Stage 2 Emergency Sunday.

The non-profit is asking California residents to continue their conservation efforts, as rolling blackouts are possible.

The ISO declares a Stage 2 Emergency. Please #KeepConservingCA to prevent the #powergrid from entering Stage 3.

— California ISO (@California_ISO) September 7, 2020

PG&E has created a tool that let's customers lookup their Rotating Outage Block Number and a list that details in what order blocks may have their power cut.

While there were similar warnings for last Friday and Saturday, the Creek Fire has knocked a major power plant offline, meaning the power grid is more strained for resources than it has been.

ISO grid operators report Sunday will be the "most challenging" of the heatwave for the electricity system.

The ISO has already issued a Flex Alert for Monday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.