California heat extends Flex Alert through today as electricity supplies tighten

By: City News Service |

The manager of the state’s power grid extended a statewide Flex Alert though today, urging residents to conserve energy in response to high temperatures, power plant outages and reductions in transmission-line capacity.

The alert by the California Independent System Operator asks residents to cut back their power use, especially during […]

2016-07-29T15:00:56-05:00July 29th, 2016|California Market|

Homeowners with solar panels affect your power bill. Maine’s debating whether that’s fair

By: Darren Fishell |

When homeowners with rooftop solar panels generate more electricity than they need, they can sell that excess power back to the utility company.

That has made installing solar power affordable for many Mainers. But other customers are footing part of the bill for those payments, and with solar power growing in […]

2016-07-29T15:03:48-05:00July 28th, 2016|Maine Market|

California power grid issues ‘flex alert’ as temperature soars


The operator of California’s electricity grid issued a call for energy conservation Wednesday and Thursday to cope with a blistering heat wave.

With temperatures soaring past 100 degrees, the California Independent System Operator issued back-to-back “flex alerts” that urged residents and businesses to ease off on electricity use. The ISO […]

2016-07-29T15:08:26-05:00July 27th, 2016|California Market|