Flex Alert issued through Thursday

July 8, 2008 7:36:20 AM PDT
A statewide Flex Alert was issued today for Tuesday through Thursday by the California Independent System Operator, which is asking state residents to conserve electricity during the current hot weather.

During the Flex Alert, it is important to turn off all unnecessary lights, avoid using major appliances until after 7 p.m. and, if an air conditioning is needed, turn it up to 78 degrees or higher.

Peak demand this week could approach the record peak demand of 50,270 megawatts, according to the System Operator, which is in charge of managing the electricity grid in California.

For updates on the Flex Alert, visit www.FlexYourPower.org.