Thousands without power in San Diego County amid hot weather

21 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Power lost to as many as 90,000 SDG&E customers.

SAN DIEGO – Some sort of fluctuation in the statewide power grid resulted in an order to San Diego’s electric utility to reduce power consumption, and up to 90,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customer accounts lost power at about 1:20 p.m. today.The California ISO, who controls the state’s power grid, ordered SDG&E to immediately reduce power to approximately 115,000 customers this afternoon due to an unexpected loss of generation.

Officials at the California Independent Systems Organization near Sacramento said they were aware of the SDGE report, But they were still assessing the situation, and told City News Service they were not clear on what was happening. At 2:45 p.m., SDGE said it had cut power to 3,140 accounts in Claremont, 2,154 accounts on the south and east sides of Escondido, and 1,586 in the Fallbrook and Bonsall areas.

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