The 8th consecutive flex alert calling for voluntary reductions in energy usage has been issued in response to this week's heat wave. Flex Alerts are issued by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), an independent organization that oversees California's power grid, in response to above-normal temperatures and a greater demand for energy across the state than is available.
Today, CAISO has also signaled an Emergency Alert 2, noting that rotating black outs are possible tonight between 4pm-9pm to conserve energy. Some portions of Tiburon may be impacted. Find your outage block here: https://emergency.marincounty.org/pages/casio
Tips to Save Energy
- Set the thermostat to 78 degrees, health permitting. Turn it up to 85 degrees when not at home.
- Use a ceiling fan and raise your thermostat a few degrees.
- Defer use of major appliances. Avoid using the oven or limit opening the refrigerator. The average refrigerator is opened 33 times per day.
- Turn off unnecessary lights and unplug unused electrical devices.
- Close blinds and drapes.
- Charge cars after 10 p.m.
For more information about CAISO Flex Alerts, visit the Flex Alert website or monitor the grid conditions in real time at ISO’s Today’s Outlook.