1. California Preps for Power Surge During Solar Eclipse

    California Preps for Power Surge During Solar Eclipse

    Californians have been asked to save energy during this month’s eagerly anticipated solar eclipse to help reduce the strain on the state’s solar power resources. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has set up the CalEclipse.org website, where Californians are urged to “do your thing for the sun,” by reducing energy usage from 9 am to 11 am PT during the August 21 solar eclipse. The Commission notes that as the solar eclipse passes over the Pacific Northwest, it will affect solar resources providing power to California’s grid.

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