The managers of the state power grid issued a Flex Alert for the second consecutive day starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m Thursday.
A Flex Alert is a statewide call for voluntary conservation.
With the west baking under another heatwave, the California Independent System Operator expects high electricity demand and the tightening of available power supplies.
Cal-ISO says that more Flex Alerts are possible through the Labor Day weekend as record-setting temperatures are forecast.
California, the #FlexAlert has been extended to today, Sept. 1, from 4-9 p.m. You can now indicate your willingness to participate to more reliably measure consumer #energyconservation patterns. Participate here: https://t.co/cSVjvyllQ1
— Flex Alert (@flexalert) September 1, 2022
Flex Alert Steps to Take
Before 4 p.m.
— Pre-cool the home by setting the thermostat to as low as 72 degrees
— Use major appliances, including washer, dryer, dishwasher, oven, and stove
— Charge electric vehicles
— Adjust blinds and drapes to cover windows
From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
— Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits
— Avoid using major appliances and charging electric vehicles
— Turn off all unnecessary lights
For information on Flex Alerts, and to find more electricity conservation tips, visit FlexAlert.org.
Near record heat is expected in the San Joaquin Valley Sunday through Wednesday. High temperatures will approach 110 degrees in parts of the San Joaquin Valley each afternoon Sunday through Wednesday. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/WwikeOQ44j
— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) August 31, 2022