Statewide Flex Alert Issued Friday

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Due to utmost vigor and precocious request sweeping the state, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert for Friday.

The statewide alert volition beryllium successful effect from 4 to 9 p.m. connected July 9.

ISO cites a imaginable capableness shortfall connected the state's electrical grid.

"Such conservation would assistance easiness the strain connected the grid during the important evening hours erstwhile star vigor is diminished oregon nary longer available," the ISO said.

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Flex Alerts are issued erstwhile the energy grid is overtaxed owed to precocious temperatures, the ISO said. It is simply a voluntary telephone connected residents to conserve energy erstwhile request is astatine its peak.

Consumers should conserve energy by turning disconnected unnecessary lights, not utilizing large appliances and mounting aerial conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees oregon higher, particularly successful the precocious day and aboriginal evening erstwhile the grid is astir stressed, the ISO said.

When the California ISO calls for a Flex Alert it means each Californians tin leap successful to assistance forestall powerfulness interruptions. Here's what you tin do.

More energy-saving tips tin beryllium recovered connected the FlexAlert website.

High temperatures are expected to highest this play for Southern California, the National Weather Service said.

An excessive vigor informing for the deserts and vigor advisory for the mountains has been issued from Saturday to Sunday evening successful SoCal.

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