According to some, California’s rolling black outs are indicative of an energy crisis. FOX Business’ Jackie DeAngelis with more.
Millions in California avoided rolling blackouts on Sunday as record-breaking temperatures have strained the state's electric grid, but power outages may come on Labor Day as heat lingers and gusty winds bring the threat of wildfires.
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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), which manages most of the state's electric flow, had warned that up to 3 million customers faced power outages if residents didn't curtail their electricity usage.
"Thank you, California, for protecting the grid again," the ISO tweeted.
CALIFORNIA POWER TROUBLES, ROLLING BLACKOUT THREAT DRAW IRE OVER RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSITION
Many parts of the state saw temperatures rise over 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, as a record-shattering high of 121 degrees was recorded in the nearby Woodland Hills neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley.
The exceptionally hot temperatures were driving the highest power use of the year, and transmission losses because of the wildfires have cut into supplies.