Public asked to cut energy consumption during heat wave
Public asked to cut energy consumption during heat wave
21 June, 2017, 19:08
The Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator, which manages the statewide power grid, will take effect at 2 p.m. and will remain in force until 9 p.m. "The forecast peak usage for Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to exceed 47,000 megawatts each day in California ISO's s service territory, which serves roughly 80 percent of electricity customers".
For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO's Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/saveenergy.
This week's expected peaks would be more than 90% of CAISO's all-time peak demand of 50,270 MW, set on July 24, 2006.
With temperatures reaching triple digits Tuesday and Wednesday, the California Independence System Operation (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert, encouraging residents conserve electricity.
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