'Flex Alert' Issued; Operator Asks Residents to Conserve Natural Gas

The California Independent System Operator called for residents in all parts of the state to reduce power and natural gas use until 10 p.m.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The organization that manages California's power grid declared a "Flex Alert" today, asking for conservation in the wake of a natural gas shortage in Southern California.

The California Independent System Operator called for residents in all parts of the state to reduce power and natural gas use until 10 p.m.

The natural gas shortage was created by extreme cold in other parts of the country, according to Cal ISO. Natural gas is not only used for home heating and cooking, but also for power plants that generate electricity.

San Diego Gas & Electric also called for conservation via the utility's Twitter account.

Conservation tips are available online at www. flexalert.org or caiso.com.

—City News Service
Komfort February 06, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Thank you, Democrats. Heckuva job!
Batman February 06, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Oh, I wish I'd read this earlier. All my lights are on and the heater is running full blast. Start fracking!
Things I Learned February 06, 2014 at 11:31 PM
It's too bad there isn't a cheap efficient way to produce lotsnlots of natural gas so we don't have to huddle around the fireplace creating lotsnlots of fake global warming I guess it's time to break out the cardigans #JimmyCarteristhebestcase hahahahahaha.
Michael Cargill February 07, 2014 at 12:46 AM
You ignorant bastards! Don't you have any understanding of science? Don't you care at all about the environment? There's no planet B!
Things I Learned February 07, 2014 at 12:57 AM
Batman February 07, 2014 at 12:58 AM
Of course I care. That's why I'll be throttling back promptly at 22:00 hours (10pm). The neighbors appear to be "complying". Except for the Batcave the rest of the hood looks like North Korea. Kim Jung Sick would be proud!
Batman February 07, 2014 at 02:02 AM
Very plausible theory Things. If we can modify the climate of our own planet we can certainly modify the climate of other planets. And it will require copious amounts of the fossil fuels kerosene and methane to reach "planet B". Oh, and copious amounts of money from the filthy rich 1% like Elon Musk. http://www.spacex.com/
Things I Learned February 07, 2014 at 02:09 AM
Kevin George February 07, 2014 at 12:08 PM
SCIENCE ! http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/04/23/11144098-gaia-scientist-james-lovelock-i-was-alarmist-about-climate-change?lite


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