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July 2, 2013
Flex Alert Issued for Northern California
With temperatures soaring across California, the California Independent System Operator (ISO), the entity that monitors the electricity grid across the state, has issued a Flex Alert for July 2 in Northern California.
Due to the continued heat wave and subsequent rise in A/C use, electricity conservation is critical to prevent blackouts. It's important that you:
- Turn off all unnecessary lights
- Postpone using major appliances until after 6 p.m.
- If you must use an air conditioner, adjust it up to 78 degrees or higher
Through conservation efforts Californians can save about 1,000 megawatts statewide which is enough electricity to power 1 million households and equal to the output of two large power plants.
AMP asks that you please share this information withyour friends and colleagues.