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Just Days After Phasing Out New Gas Cars, California Says "Avoid Charging EVs" Amid Grid E

• by Tyler Durden

Despite earlier warnings to reduce usage, Californians - in all their self-righteous virtue - decided to charge their EV anyway, pushing demand above capacity

Bear in mind that it is not even in the scheduled Flex Alert period (from 4pm to 9pm PST) yet.

"It's pretty clear Mother Nature has outrun us," California Governor Gavin Newsom, who issued an executive order Wednesday to free up emergency power supplies, said during a news conference.

"The reality is we're living in an age of extremes -- extreme heat, extreme drought."

...and extreme lack of grid preparedness for your state's virtue-signaling.

Update (1600ET): As the day went on, California warmed up more than expected and that has prompted California's grid operator to issue a specific warning of the potential for power shortfalls that could lead to blackouts on Wednesday night.

Officials asked residents to cut back on power use Wednesday between 4 and 9 p.m. as temperatures soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.