(PresidentialHill.com)- Recent record-breaking temperatures in the Golden State have put a strain on the state’s electrical infrastructure, so a nonprofit organization called Independent System Operator (ISO) has suggested that the people of California cut back on their power use to help lessen the burden.
The ISO advised residents to take precautions in advance of a “Flex Alert,” which is, according to the agency, more prevalent in the summertime because the state sees unusually high temperatures at that time of year. During times of high demand, flex alerts will ask customers to reduce their energy use and adhere to specific instructions to save power.
The ISO wrote that this typically occurs in the evening when solar generation is going offline, and consumers are returning home and switching on air conditioners, lights, and appliances.
During flex alerts, which begin at six in the evening, large main appliances are to be “avoided” as much as possible. Before the warning, it is recommended that you utilize the charging stations for your gadgets, operate the air conditioner, and charge your electric vehicles. Even when temperatures are breaking records, the group recommends that people only cool their homes before the alert.
This comes at a time when the state and federal governments are trying to increase the number of electric vehicles available on the market. At the same time, some people are claiming that the administration is purposely destroying domestic oil production to further its energy plan.
In December 2018, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, announced that the state would stop selling automobiles fueled by fossil fuels in 2035. He forecast that in 15 years, “zero-emission vehicles would almost probably be cheaper and better than the typical automobile driven by fossil fuels.”
As part of his “American Jobs Plan,” President Biden has pledged to issue an executive order to invest $174 billion in the electric vehicle sector. The current government has taken the condescending stance that Americans should “simply purchase an electric car,” promoting the fact that they will save $80 per month, which is still better than spending 16 cents on hotdogs. This comes while the price of gasoline continues to rise. On the other hand, at $80 per month, it is estimated that it will take up to 63 years to pay for the automobile.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was also attacked for declaring that the government is focusing on decreasing the costs of electric vehicles while they confront high gas prices. However, what many Americans want is to not spend $5 a gallon for what was formerly about only a couple of bucks.