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California Urges Residents Again Not To Charge EVs

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  • The California Independent System Operator warns that it is “stepping up its call for consumers to lower electricity use” as a result of historic heat that will put severe pressure on the grid.
  • CAISO requested that residents set their thermostats to a minimum of 78 degrees, turn of all “unnecessary lights” and avoid using large appliances or charging their electric vehicles (EVs) between 4-9 p.m. throughout the duration of the alert.
  • “Starting tomorrow, this multi-day event is going to get much more intense,” Elliot Mainzer, CAISO’s president and CEO, said in a statement Sunday.”

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