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You Have the Power to Conserve!

Post Date:08/31/2017 3:37 PM

You Have the Power to Conserve: Statewide Flex Alert

Flex Alerts are part of an educational alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity. During times of high temperatures, demand on the power grid can be strained, as air conditioner use increases. Consumers are urged to conserve electricity, especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. 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.  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.

This is a call for voluntary electricity conservation on:

  • Friday, September 1, 2017 before 1:00 PM and after 10:00 PM

Here are some Conservation Tips:

  • Set thermostat at 78° or higher
  • Turn off thermostat if away
  • Cool with fans and draw drapes
  • Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances
  • Use major appliances in the morning before 1:00 PM or late evening after 10:00 PM

For more information about Flex Alerts and State Electrical Emergencies, click here.

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