California has issued a Flex Alert for Wednesday July 25 2018.
California needs consumers to conserve electricity during the Heatwave hitting the Southland.
Due to high temperatures in California and most of the western U.S., the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday July 24 2018 and Wednesday July 25 2018.
Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon and evening when air conditioners typically are at peak use.
Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by conserving energy.
The ISO has issued the Flex Alerts due to high temperatures across the western U.S., reduced electricity imports, tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area, and high wildfire risk.
The ISO has called on all available resources to be available to serve demand, however, conservation is needed to reduce the risk of further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.
The ISO’s service territory serves about 80 percent of California’s electricity consumers.
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.