- A Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) power substation was hit with gunfire early Tuesday morning in what it deemed an act of vandalism; PG&E spokesman Jason King said the gunshots caused cooling oil to leak from the substation.
- The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a "Flex Alert" to electricity consumers in Northern California, asking them to conserve energy as the region's transmission capabilities may be affected.
- ISO spokesman Steven Greenlee said outages could occur if end-users do not follow the conservation warning; Greenlee could not say when the substation would resume service, noting that replacing transformers "takes a while."
From the article:
"... Jason King, a spokesman for PG&E Corp's Pacific Gas and Electric, said the vandalism caused a leak in cooling oil. 'There were gunshots heard at the facility,' early in the morning, he said. PG&E still is assessing the damage.
He was unable to comment further on the motive or extent of the crime, and law enforcement was not immediately available for comment. ..."