SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California’s power grid operator said it’s not anticipating energy supply outages over the next few days as temperatures in the Sacramento Valley could reach as high as 108 degrees on Memorial Day.
There’s enough electricity to serve the expected spike in demand, California Independent System Operator said in a statement Saturday, but it will monitor the grid closely in case it needs to call on the public to conserve.READ MORE: Man Rescues Kitten Caught In Floodwaters At Sacramento Park
ISO has said the state is better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts. However, they cautioned the power grid of the nation’s most populous state is still vulnerable to extreme heat waves that could force more outages.READ MORE: Report: California Not Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate On State Workers
Temperatures in inland California are expected to soar above 100 degrees as a high-pressure system builds over the region between Sunday to Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.MORE NEWS: Plenty Of Capacity, Adequate Pumping Facilities Helped Sacramento Avoid Rainfall Catastrophe During Storm
Public health officials are urging residents to stay hydrated, find shade, and take breaks to avoid heat exhaustion.