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Cal-ISO said on Wednesday that more Flex Alerts are possible through the Labor Day weekend as record-setting temperatures are forecast. (Shutterstock)
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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.

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.

(GV Wire Illustration/Justine Cha)

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