Flex Alert Issued Across California
Residents Asked to Conserve Energy through Summer Temps
Last updated 6/20/2017 at 8:04am
Strain on the counties power grids are expected as the week's hot temperatures are to drive up people's use of air conditioners.
The California Independent System Operation Corporation (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert on Monday, asking California residents to voluntarily conserve electricity through Wednesday evening as a heat wave sweeps through the state.
Cal ISO, the state's power grid operator, is asking residents to voluntarily conserve electricity between 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
With temperatures reaching triple digits through Borrego Springs and surrounding towns, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) are encouraging customers to conserve energy despite stating that they do not anticipate having issues meeting the energy demand over the course of the week.
SDG&E is also offering the following tips to help conserve energy...
Set thermostat at 78 degrees when home
Use fans instead of A/C
Unplug TV, cable, DVD, or gaming devices when idle or use smart power strip
Turn off unnecessary lights
Hold off on doing laundry and using dishwater until after 9 p.m.
Use compact fluorescent lamps or LEDs
Close blinds, shades, or drapes during hottest part of the day
Check weather-stripping around doors and caulking around windows
If you have a pool, check pool pump