A statewide Flex Alert will be in effect Monday, July 12, California ISO announced Sunday.
This means residents are asked to conserve as much electricity as possible from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to extremely hot weather and wildfires.
Is a statement, California ISO said:
"With electric transmission lines from Oregon still unreliable due to the explosive Bootleg Fire and continued high temperatures across the West resulting in increased demand for electricity, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert for Monday, July 12 to help stabilize the state's electric grid and deal with uncertainty created by the extraordinary conditions."
During the hours that a Flex Alert is in effect, consumers are strongly encouraged to take these specific actions:
Consumers are also encouraged to use fans for cooling and unplug unused electrical items.
In the hours before a Flex Alert takes effect, consumers are encouraged to the following steps, which help people be more comfortable when cutting back on their electricity usage:
Go here for tips on how to prepare for the Flex Alert and for ways to help save energy.