SOURCE: California Independent System Operator Corporation

California Independent System Operator Corporation

June 30, 2015 14:55 ET

California ISO Declares Flex Alert for California

FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) is declaring a Flex Alert for June 30, 2015 and July 1, 2015 for California.

Consumers are urged to reduce their energy use during the late afternoon when air conditioners drive consumption to the highest point of the day. Find Flex Alert tips at www.caiso.com.

Outlook for June 30 Flex Alert

High temperatures are forecast for <California>. Energy demand is expected to be high and consumers are urged to reduce energy usage between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Forecast peak demand: 44,700 megawatts around 6:00 p.m.

Outlook for July 1, 2015 Flex Alert

Hot weather is forecast remain in place today and peak energy demand will continue stress the grid. The California ISO is urging reduced energy usage between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. PDT.

72-Hour Ahead Outlook for July 2, 2015

Temperatures will continue to be hot. Conservation is important.

Monitor grid conditions at Today's Outlook at www.caiso.com.

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Flex Alerts

The California ISO issues a Flex Alert when the grid is under stress to meet demand from generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

Flex Alerts call for voluntary conservation before the ISO needs to start using energy reserves to maintain reliability. Conservation helps ease demand to avoid taking further steps to balance supply and demand, such as, in the extreme, local power interruptions.

Learn more: flexalert.org.

To learn more about Stage Electrical Emergencies: www.caiso.com/Documents/EmergencyFactSheet.pdf.

Conservation Tips
• Set thermostat at 78 or higher and turn off, if away
• Cool with fans & draw drapes
• Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances
• Use major appliances in early morning or late evening

Funded by the investor-owned utilities and authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission, Flex Alerts are part of an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.

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