Rolling blackouts possible through Wednesday, state officials say

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Managers of California's power grid issued a statewide Flex Alert today, calling for voluntary electricity conservation through Wednesday and warning of rolling blackouts amid record-breaking heat. The Flex Alerts are in effect from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The California Independent System Operator said consumers should be prepared for likely rolling outages during the late afternoons and early evenings through Wednesday because there is not a sufficient amount of energy to meet the high amounts of demand during the heat wave. Consumers were urged to help by shifting energy use to morning and nighttime hours and conserving as much energy as possible during the late afternoon and evening hours. Between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., the ISO was urging consumers to tak
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