California electric grid operator confirms electric vehicles should not be charged during shortages

The abject failure of Califonia’s energy policies is becoming more apparent every day. The Golden State has taken the lead in shutting down reliable coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants and jumping feet first into a grid powered largely by unreliable wind and solar.

California is also seeking to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles in the state by 2035, even though this would require Californians to be even more reliant upon an unreliable power grid.

An overreliance on wind and solar has resulted in a grid that is so unreliable that the California grid operator, the California Independent Systems Operator (CAISO), has resorted to asking Californians to reduce their electricity consumption, which Center of the American Experiment has confirmed means not charging electric vehicles.

Despite the mess that is quickly unraveling in California, Gov. Walz wants to implement the same failing policies in Minnesota by increasing our reliance on unreliable wind and solar and imposing deeply unpopular California car mandates on our state that requires auto manufacturers to deliver 14,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on dealership lots every year.

These new EVs will require expensive grid upgrades and will put even more stress on Minnesota’s electric grid.