STAGE 2 EMERGENCY NOTICE Effective 01/11/2001 at 05:01 : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread


Effective 01/11/2001 at 05:01 the California Independent System Operator is implementing Stage 2 of the Electrical Emergency Plan. The Plan has been implemented for the following reason(s):

Insufficient reserves and energy.

Stage 2 is expected to be in effect from Hour Ending 6 through Hour Ending 24.

Participating transmission owners are to notify the Utility Distribution Companies within their operational areas.

Stage 2: Operating reserves are expected to fall below 5%. The UDC will implement interruptible service programs AS DIRECTED BY THE ISO and will take all additional actions necessary in preparation for immediate implementation of electrical emergency plans and await further orders from the ISO.

This message is from Market Operations at the California ISO.

Notice issued at: 01/11/2001 05:00

-- PHO (, January 11, 2001


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrick Dorinson

January 10, 2001 (888) 516-NEWS


Morning Hours Between 5-9 a.m. are Critical

(Folsom, CA) The season’s most severe winter storm yet is anticipated to increase consumer demand for power at a time when energy reserves are already strained. As a result, the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) has declared Thursday, January 11th a Power Watch Day. The California ISO urges Californians to watch their energy consumption, curtailing their use of electricity whenever possible. Power reserves have been tight all week with limited imports available from the Northwest. Additionally, the amount of generation unavailable due to planned and forced outages will increase from 10,600 to 12,400 megawatts this evening when the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Generating Station reduces its operating capacity by 80%. Record high swells, that can cause the intake valves of the power plant to clog with sea kelp, are expected to hit the Central Coast shoreline tomorrow. Thursday’s peak demand on the ISO-controlled Grid is expected to reach 32,589 megawatts by about 6:00 p.m.

-- PHO (, January 11, 2001.

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