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Stage Two Alert Declared

California´s electric grid operator has declared a Stage 2 alert, meaning power supplies are running low on
an unseasonably warm day.

The alert by the Independent System Operator means the state is within 5 percent of running out of power.

ISO
spokeswoman Lorie O´Donley says the warning was prompted when the wind died, costing the state about seven-hundred megawatts of wind-generated
electricity.

She says two plants scheduled to begin producing power this afternoon should help the state get through the day.

The state suffered
two days of rolling blackouts last week when supplies ran dangerously low.