By Richie Ramos

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California ISO lifted a stage 2 emergency declared on Saturday after saying rolling blackouts were expected as an intense heat wave is leading to high demand for energy usage.

The agency said residents throughout the state did their part by conserving enough energy to prevent the outages.

California ISO said in a tweet that fires burning throughout the state have caused “the loss of about 1,600 MW of generation.”

The stage 2 declaration came a day before Sacramento is forecasted to experience record-breaking heat with a 111-degree Sunday.

California ISO and the governor’s office said a few ways to conserve energy is by setting thermostats to 78 degrees, turning off unnecessary lights and avoiding the use of major appliances, such as dishwashers, dryers or washing machines.


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