The State is short of the power demanded during some summer periods. Under state de-carboning rules, they are shutting gas power plants – plus their only nuclear plant. This puts the state in a bind as it also sees demand increases from increasing population and EVs.

The state is contending with the coming loss of gas-fired power plants and its last remaining nuclear facility in a planned transition to renewable energy.

Source: California Scrambles to Find Electricity to Offset Plant Closures – WSJ

If you’ve got the cash (i.e. the elite), probably best to install solar PV and a large battery bank to keep the lights on.

By EdwardM