The entire Western U.S. faces a heatwave over the Labor Day weekend.
During the six-to-seven-day streak of extreme temperatures, California’s 40 million person population is being asked to not charge electric vehicles from 4-9pm and to set air conditioners at 78 degrees or higher. They have also been told not to use other major appliances and to turn off any “unneeded” devices.
While conservation is certainly a helpful concept, many Californians are frustrated by the ongoing capacity shortages of the power grid. […]