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Statewide Flex Alert issued for Wednesday due to heat

Heat waves in some parts of California are projected to affect the state’s power grid.

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued state-wide flex alerts from 4 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday, July 28.

According to a press release, grid operators are predicting an increase in electricity demand primarily due to the use of air conditioners, as some forecasts for inland Northern California show higher than normal temperatures.

People are asked to save as much power as possible to reduce the stress on their peak grid.

To reduce consumption, consumers are strongly encouraged to take these specific actions:

Tips before flex alerts:

  • Precool the house by setting the thermostat as low as 72 degrees
  • Use major appliances: Washer and dryer-Do laundry oven and stove-Before cooking and preparatory meals run dishwasher
  • Adjust blinds and drapes to cover windows

During flex alert:

  • Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher if your health allows
  • Avoid using white goods
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights

For more information on flex alerts here.



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