electricity http://kvpr.org en California Assesses its Future Energy Supplies, Without San Onofre http://kvpr.org/post/california-assesses-its-future-energy-supplies-without-san-onofre <p>California lawmakers want to know how the state is going to make up for the loss of a major electricity source. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, a State Senate committee will hold a hearing on the issue Wednesday.</p><p>The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was the largest source of electricity for Southern California. But the plant is permanently closing after a series of maintenance and safety problems.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:00:35 +0000 Katie Orr 18061 at http://kvpr.org California Assesses its Future Energy Supplies, Without San Onofre Cal ISO Calls Statewide Flex Alert For This Weekend http://kvpr.org/post/cal-iso-calls-statewide-flex-alert-weekend <p>People use more energy when it&rsquo;s hot, and&nbsp;California&rsquo;s power grid operator has issued a Flex Alert because of the current heat wave.</p><p>Cal-ISO is the state&rsquo;s Independent System Operator. When the forecast for demand gets close to the state&rsquo;s power generating capacity, the operator calls a Flex Alert. Stephanie McCorkle with Cal-ISO says it&rsquo;s most important to conserve during the peak usage hours between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:49:44 +0000 Bob Moffit 1962 at http://kvpr.org Cal ISO Calls Statewide Flex Alert For This Weekend