California has issued a Flex Alert for September 1 2017.
California needs consumer to conserve electricity during the Friday September 1 2017 heatwave.
A Flex Alert is a Voluntary Reduction in Power Use due to the Electric Grid being under stress
Reduce Your Use in the Following Recommended Ways
Turn Off all Unnecessary Lights
Do Not Use Major Appliances
Set Air Conditioners at 78 Degrees or Higher
A Flex Alert is issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO), a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that operates the high voltage grid in California and in parts of six western states.
The ISO does not own transmission lines or power plants, but does tell power plants when to generate electricity, how much to generate and where the electricity will be delivered.
The ISO is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.