Flex Alert issued for Wednesday amid sweltering California heat

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COOLING AND THE CHANGES TOMORROW, IN A FEW MINUTES. TY: THE HEAT HAS ACTIVATED A FLEX ALERT FOR TOMORROW FROM THE CALIFORNIA POWER GRID. ANDREA: YOU ARE ASKED TO SAVE ENERGY FROM 4:00 PM TO 9:00 PM SO, BEFORE 4:00 PM, CONSIDER PRE-COOLING YOUR HOME BY SETTING THE THERMOSTAT TO AS LOW AS 72 DEGREES. USE LARGE APPLIANCES INCLUDING THE DISHWASHER OR THE WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER. CONSIDER PRECOOKING AND PREPARING MEALS. AND CUSTOMIZE THE BLINDS AND CURTAINS. AFTER 4:00 PM, CONSIDER SETTING THE THERMOSTAT TO 78 DEGREES OR HIGHER. AVOID USING THE IMPORTANT DEVICES AND DISABLE EVERYTHING NEEDED!

Flex Alert Issued For Wednesday Amid Sweltering California Heat

The California grid operator issued a Flex Alert on Wednesday, as energy consumption is expected to increase at high temperatures. The Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation to avoid the risk of power outages, runs from 4 to 9 p.m., according to California’s Independent System Operator, or Cal-ISO. These warnings are issued when the power grid is subject to stress from higher temperatures and the associated increased energy consumption. These warnings are usually a precaution that Cal ISO takes to reduce the stress on the network. Related | Flex Alert: How Out of State Fires, Increased Energy Consumption Calif. power grid Several Flex Alerts were issued in 2021 as the state struggled with high energy consumption. Another species came from a wildfire in Oregon that knocked out power lines in California. Here are things you can do to save energy during a flex alarm Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, health permitting.

The California grid operator issued a Flex Alert on Wednesday, as energy consumption is expected to increase at high temperatures.

The Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation to avoid the risk of power outages, runs from 4 to 9 p.m., according to the California Independent System Operator, or Cal-ISO.

These warnings are issued when the power grid is stressed by higher temperatures and the associated increased energy consumption. These warnings are usually a precaution that Cal ISO takes to reduce the stress on the grid.

Related | Flex Alert: How Out of State Fires, Increased Energy Load Calif. power grid

Several Flex Alerts were issued in 2021 as the state struggled with high energy consumption. Another species came from a wildfire in Oregon that knocked out power lines in California.

These are things you can do to save energy during a flex alert

  • Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits
  • Avoid using large appliances
  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Use fans for cooling
  • Unlink unused items

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