Power Generation / Preventive Maintenance

Heat wave triggers restricted maintenance operations in California

By Platt's

Aug 03, 2017

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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.

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