SAN DIEGO, CA, June 20, 2017
Summer is officially here and San Diegans have already been hit with the very first Flex Alert of 2017!
WHAT IS A FLEX ALERT?
A Flex Alert is an urgent call to Californians to immediately and voluntarily conserve electricity and shift demand to off peak hours.
WHO ISSUES A FLEX ALERT?
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. 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 it will be delivered. The ISO is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.
Learn more at www.flexalert.org.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?
With energy consumption at an all-time high, you will undoubtedly see increases in your energy bill, both at home and at your office. More importantly, as a community, we have a level of social responsibility when it comes to reducing our energy consumption, especially if it means we can prevent future power outages.
WHAT CAN I DO?
• Adjust your thermostat. Turn it off while you’re not home. Set it at 78 degrees when you are home.
• Close blinds or drapes during the day.
• Turn off unnecessary lighting.
• Avoid running your washer dryer or dishwasher during peak hours.
• If you must wash clothes, do so in cold water, or run full loads after 9PM.
• Unplug all unused electronics.
• Turn off unnecessary office lighting.
• Adjust your thermostat to 78 degrees.
• Turn off any office equipment not in use.
• Enable power management settings on all computers.