The Folsom-based California Independent System Operator, which operates the state's wholesale electricity transmission grid, is projecting an adequate supply of power for most of California this summer.
However, ISO's "2013 summer assessment" said the prolonged shutdown of the 2,200-megawatt San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station "continues to heighten reliability concerns in Southern California this summer."
Consequently, ISO said power reliability risks to southern Orange and San Diego counties are "marginally more challenging" this summer, but still within planning standards.
"We ask consumers to ... conserve electricity to ensure enough power for everyone," said the ISO's Steve Berberich.
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