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Solar Eclipse Will Darken California Skies And Challenge The Electric Grid

August 11, 2017 | Amy Quinton

On August 21st, the US will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979. While Californians will only see a partial eclipse, the rare event will darken skies and challenge the electric grid.

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California Uses More Renewables, Less Natural Gas This Summer

September 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Improved drought conditions and more renewables lead to decrease in natural gas use this summer.

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California Heat Brings Energy Conservation 'Flex Alert'

July 27, 2016

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Operators of California's power grid have issued a so-called Flex Alert calling for energy conservation due to high temperatures in the state. The alert has been extended through Thursday.

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California Drought: Power Supply Will Meet Summer Demand

May 7, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The manager of California's power grid says additional supply, mostly from solar sources, will help it meet electricity demand this summer.

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