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California power grid operators try to avert blackout replay

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Mar 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-25 09:35:38-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The board overseeing the management of California’s power grid approved a plan aimed at averting blackouts that rolled across parts of the state in August during a punishing heat wave.

The California Independent System Operator governing board voted Wednesday to approve a plan that would establish financial incentives to provide power when supplies are tight.

The power grid operators ordered utilities to cut electricity to customers on a rotating basis for around an hour over two days last summer, cutting power to more than 800,000 homes and businesses.

A report blamed outages on poor planning and market practices that allowed power to be exported out of state.