It will take time to conduct a thorough autopsy of the blackouts. Some observers have said the shutoffs were actually unnecessary, that the state had enough power to make it through the heat wave. Gov. Newsom has called for an investigation into the matter.
- Sacramento Bee: California is rushing to add solar power. Did recent blackouts just shade our green future?
- Bloomberg Law: The day California went dark was a crisis years in the making
- San Diego Union-Tribune: Editorial: California was warned of the risk of summer outages. It did nothing
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: News release: Reclamation dams demonstrate value of hydropower during recent western U.S. heatwave