The California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation Friday, September 1, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the afternoon when air conditioners
typically are at peak use.
Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 1 p.m. and after 10 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.
Forecasts now project record demand load on Friday and all available resources are on line and ready
to respond. Power supply conditions will be tight Friday and so will be the natural gas supply in
Southern California Gas Company and the ISO are following the processes established to manage gas supply in the LA Basin during the limitations placed on the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. The generation fleet has performed well so far during this prolonged heat wave without any major outages. The ISO’s service territory serves about 80 percent of California’s electricity consumers.
For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website.
• Set thermostat at 78° or higher and turn off, if away
• Cool with fans and draw drapes
• Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances
• Use major appliances in morning or late evening
Learn more here.
A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.
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Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages. However, take no action that threatens your health and safety. Click here to learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies.
Flex Alerts are part of an educational alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve
electricity. Media funding by Southern California Gas Company and authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission.