SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California energy officials are warning that the state is at risk of seeing rolling blackouts again this summer.
A California Independent System Operator (CAISO) report shows it is “cautiously optimistic” the lights will stay on in blistering heat.READ MORE: Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
But, the agency continues to see potential challenges in meeting demand during extreme heatwaves.READ MORE: Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
Last summer, more than 800,000 people lost power as CAISO conducted the first rolling blackouts since the state’s energy crisis two decades ago.MORE NEWS: Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted
CAISO says they’re making changes, like adding supply, to try and prevent more blackouts amid rising temperatures.