Flex Alert not in effect for California today

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A Flex Alert is not in effect for California today. Flex Alerts can be issued when high temperatures generate strong demand for power, with everyone staying indoors and blasting the AC.

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"The conservation measures can help the power grid during a time of tight demand and supply, and avoid power interruptions. Energy reduction during a Flex Alert can prevent further emergency measures, including rotating power outages," California ISO says.

  • Setting the thermostat to 78 degrees
  • Turning off unnecessary lights
  • Using large appliances like washers and dryers during off-peak hours
  • Close blinds and drapes to keep rooms cool
  • "Pre-cool" homes overnight so they don't need as much energy to cool during the day
  • Use fans instead of AC when possible
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