Flex Alert extended a second day
Flex Alert extended a second day through Friday
Consumers asked to conserve today and tomorrow due to extreme heat
FOLSOM, Calif. – The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has extended its Flex Alert a second day to Friday, asking consumers to again conserve electricity during the evening as California and states across the country work to relieve stress on electric grids due to extreme heat.
Read the news release.
• Before 5 p.m., "pre-cool" buildings by setting air conditioning thermostats lower
than usual; also, charge electronic devices and electric vehicles; and run
dishwashers, washers and dryers and other major appliances
• After 5 p.m., set thermostat at 78° or higher
• Cool with fans and draw drapes
• Turn off unnecessary lights and defer use of appliances
Learn more: http://www.flexalert.org (Available in Spanish and Vietnamese)
A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.
Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages.
Click here to learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies.