Aug 17 2020

Alert: Reduce Electricity Use Daily Through Wednesday, 10 pm

Voluntary Electricity Conservation to Reduce Blackouts

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation through Wednesday, August 19, 3-10 p.m. each day.

ISO suggests simple actions to reduce energy consumption:

  • Set your thermostat to 78° or higher between 3 and 10 P.M.
  • Do not use major electric appliances between 3 and 10 P.M.
  • Turn off unnecessary lights and electric appliances

The California Independent System Operator.manages 80% of California’s electric flow.  High temperatures have resulted in spikes related to air-conditioning demand.

Check the ISO current power outlook here.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is highlighting ways Californians can conserve energy this week to avoid temporary energy service interruptions. Cal OES is also encouraging all Californians to take steps now to prepare themselves and their families should a temporary service disruption occur.

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