California Power Shortage

There is an electricity shortage in California. Two of the largest private utility companies in the state were granted emergency rate increases to avoid bankruptcy. But Los Angeles and about 30 other cities are not effected. That's because they are served by municipal power utilities. NPR's Andy Bowers reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.