Flex Alert Issued Asking People to Conserve Energy in California Today
The California Independent System Operator in charge of the State's power grid has issued a flex alert through today. They are asking people to conserve electricity in wake of hot temperatures, especially inland. The concern is that residents will be using air conditioners to stay cool, which will put a strain on the demand for electricity, which is expected to peak today at 47,500 megawatts. The record was over 50,000 megawatts in July of 2006. People are asked to set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher, or turn it off if you are not at home, turn off unnecessary lights and appliances, use the dishwasher or washer and dryer before 11:00 am or after 6:00 pm. For more information, log on to www.caiso.com or www.FlexAlert.org.