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California ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert Due to Heat Wave

Post Date:09/01/2017 9:41 AM

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2017.

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. 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 at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy. Additionally, if you would like to find your closest Cooling Center, please visit http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/CoolingCenters/.

See the full Flex Alert here: http://www.caiso.com/Documents/CaliforniaISOIssuesStatewideFlexAlertDuetoHeatWave083117.pdf

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