Flex Alert issued across California to conserve energy

California

As a heat wave moves through California, many households have turned to blasting their air conditioning and using fans.

This has led to the California Independent System Operator Corporation issuing a statewide Flex Alert. 

The Flex Alert calls for voluntary conservation of electricity from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday. 

The ISO asks consumers to avoid using power in the afternoon hours by following these tips:

  • 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: http://www.flexalert.org  (Available in Spanish and Vietnamese)

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