The California Independent System Operator this week issued a restricted maintenance operations notice for its footprint on higher temperature forecasts and expected load.
The notice was in effect from 6 am PDT Tuesday through 11 pm PDT Wednesday. During that time, market participants were warned to avoid actions which may jeopardize generator and/or transmission availability, the ISO said.
Cal-ISO forecast peakload around 46,150 MW Tuesday and 45,725 MW Wednesday. High temperatures in Los Angeles are forecast in the low 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 degrees above normal, while highs in Sacramento are expected to reach 106 Tuesday and 101 Wednesday, 8 degrees above normal, according to CustomWeather.