LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s power grid operator has asked for voluntary conservation of power because the extreme cold in much of the United States and Canada has caused a shortage of natural gas supplies to Southern California power plants.
The California Independent System Operator issued a so-called Flex Alert until 10 p.m. Thursday.READ MORE: California International Marathon Expected To Bring In $10M To City Of Sacramento
The natural gas shortage is only impacting Southern California power plants, but authorities say statewide electricity and gas conservation will help free up both electricity and gas supplies.READ MORE: 'Thousands Of Dollars In Damage;' Sacramento Sideshow Organizer Arrested In North Natomas
Flex Alerts are usually associated with power demands for cooling during California summers.MORE NEWS: Tracy City Council To Consider Appointing New City Manager At Upcoming Council Meeting
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