San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) is expecting higher than normal electric demand due to the forecasted high temperatures Friday July 6 2018.
SDGE is urging Residents to to voluntarily to conserve energy.
SDGE is activating their Reduce Your Use rewards program Friday July 6 2018.
SDGE is activating their Reduce Your Use program between the hours of 2:00pm-6:00pm when demand is expected to be at its peak.
SDGE has secured enough resources to meet the demand.
SDGE reminds everyone that energy conservation is always a good habit.
Reduce Your Use program participants can earn a bill credit of $.75 per kilowatt hour saved or $1.25 credit per kilowatt hour saved with enabling technology, like a smart thermostat.
You will receive notifications via email, text messages or phone calls, when our demand response programs get activated.
Use a ceiling or portable fan instead of your air conditioner if possible.
Run your A/C early in the morning to pre-cool your home.
Close blinds, shades or drapes to block out the sun’s heat.
Run major appliances early in the morning or late at night.
Unplug TV, cable, DVD or gaming devices when idle, or use a smart power strip to eliminate phantom power.
Turn off pool pumps between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.
Santa Ana-like Fire Danger During Heat Wave
Along with the extreme heat, there is the potential of extreme fire danger – especially in the backcountry.
Meteorologists forecast single-digit humidity, 30-40 miles per hour wind through inland areas, and a chance of thunderstorms.
In light of these conditions, SDGE has pre-staged contract firefighting crews and engines in high fire risk areas, and the SDGE AirCrane helitanker is available for emergency response.
SDGE has cancelled grid maintenance work in fire-prone areas.