SOURCE: California Independent System Operator Corporation

California Independent System Operator Corporation

July 01, 2015 16:03 ET

REMINDER: California ISO Declares Flex Alert for California for July 1

Consumers Are Encouraged to Reduce Their Energy Use This Afternoon as Air Conditioners Drive Peak Demand

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REMINDER: California ISO Declares Flex Alert for California for July 1

Consumers are encouraged to reduce their energy use this afternoon as air conditioners drive peak demand.

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a Flex Alert for July 1, urging consumers to conserve electricity. The ISO appreciates the response by Californians to the Flex Alert for June 30.

Consumer conservation and utility Demand Response programs helped stabilize the grid.

Electricity demand is expected to remain high today as hot temperatures continue across the state.

For conservation tips visit www.caiso.com.

Outlook for July 1, 2015 Flex Alert

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

Outlook for July 2, 2015 No Flex Alert anticipated

Temperatures will continue to be hot, however, a Flex Alert is not anticipated at this time. Conditions can change rapidly so please monitor conditions. Conservation is always important.

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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.

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

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The California ISO provides open and non-discriminatory access to one of the largest power grids in the world. The vast network of high-voltage transmission power lines is supported by a competitive energy market and comprehensive grid planning. Partnering with about a hundred clients, the nonprofit public benefit corporation is dedicated to the continual development and reliable operation of a modern grid that operates for the benefit of consumers. Recognizing the importance of the global climate challenge, the ISO is at the forefront of integrating renewable power and advanced technologies that will help meet a sustainable energy future efficiently and cleanly.

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