• Power Grid Failure Causes some to Blame Solar

    There’s a push to go solar but have we pushed it too far? Senator Melissa Melendez says yes. On Facebook she posted: “California’s residential electric power rates are 55.8% higher than the average of other states. CA’s commercial power rates are 69.7% higher than those of other states. CA’s industrial rates are 115% higher. Alternative […]

  • Rolling Blackouts Hit California-Worst since 2001

    An estimated 300,000 customers throughout California lost electricity Friday night as the state’s intricate electrical system was unable to keep up with power demand during an excessive heat wave. Shortly after 6:30PM, the California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) which controls power flow throughout much of the state issued a Stage 3 power emergency after […]

  • Southern California Edison to Cut Power to 173,000 Customers

    In Southern California, Edison plans on cutting power to as many as 173,000 customers. Close to the Coachella Valley, Whitewater, Cabazon including the outlet malls, Beaumont, Banning, Yucca Valley and north Palm Springs could all lose electricity starting tonight. It’s all due to gusty Santa Ana winds and fire prone areas, a recipe for disaster. […]

  • “Don’t Sweat it” during Power Outages with Solar Technology

    PALM SPRINGS – Power outages are taking over the valley but some are wondering why it’s happening during an excessive heat warning. “They’ve always done it when the temperatures are not this extreme,” Helen Steiff, a resident of Palm Springs, said. Steiff and her husband have lived in their house since 1970 and said they’ve […]

  • Southern California Edison Explains Scheduled Summer Power Outages

    Despite the scorching summer temperatures in the Coachella Valley, Southern California Edison continues to perform scheduled power outages. Every summer costumers ask the same question. Why?! It happened again just last week. KMIR showed you dozens of customers in Desert Hot Springs sweltering on a triple digit day when Edison cut their power for scheduled maintenance. Every time […]

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