Did you know you can make a difference when it comes to rotating power outages? This summer, as temperatures rise and there is higher energy demand, you can help prevent rotating outages by conserving energy when a Flex Alert is called.
Flex Alerts are triggered by the state’s power grid operator, California ISO, when demand for energy is expected to exceed what is needed to power the state. This is particularly true in the summer when more Californians turn on their air conditioning, which puts more demand on the grid.
When a Flex Alert is called, customers are asked to voluntarily postpone higher energy-consuming activities until the Flex Alert has ended. This action could help the grid when it’s especially stressed and help avoid rotating outages. Simple steps, like turning off unused lighting or precooling your home before a Flex Alert begins, can make a big difference.
Sign up for Flex Alert notifications so you know when your conservation is critical. To learn more about Flex Alerts and sign up for notifications, visit FlexAlert.org.