Flex Alert

Posted Wednesday, July 28

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued a Flex Alert for Wednesday, July 28th asking consumers and businesses to conserve energy between the hours of 4pm to 9pm, due to predicted high energy demand and tight supplies across the West.

To prepare for a FlexAlert, we are all urged to manage our energy use, such as cooling and appliances, prior to 4pm when energy supplies are more likely produced from renewable solar resources.  

Tips to Manage Energy Use Before 4pm: 

  • Pre-cool your home or work space by lowering your thermostat
  • Use major appliances (dishwasher, washer and dryer)
  • Close window coverings
  • Charge electronic devices and electric vehicles

 

Tips to Manage Energy Use After 4pm until 9 pm

  • Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher
  • Avoid using major appliances
  • Turn off unnecessary lights

 

Helpful Resources:

Read the most recent CAISO News Release

FlexAlert.org provides energy conservation tips in four languages and allows consumers to sign up for alerts; and sign-up for CAISO notifications directly.

Today’s Outlook, on the CAISO.Com website, provides supply and demand forecasts for the day.

Understanding the difference between PSPS events and a Flex Alert.

Smart Energy Practices.Smart energy practices for electricity conservation.

 

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Posted Friday, July 9, 2021

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued a Flex Alert for Friday, July 9th asking consumers and businesses to continue to conserve energy between the hours of 4pm to 9pm. The CAISO is continuing to monitor weather and grid conditions; I will share additional announcements, such as the potential need for rolling outages, as information becomes available.

To prepare for a FlexAlert, consumers are urged to manage their energy use prior to 5pm by using energy during the mid-day, when you are likely using energy supplies produced from renewable solar resources.

Tips to Manage Energy Use Before 4pm:

  • Pre-cool your home or work space by lowering your thermostat
  • Use major appliances (dishwasher, washer and dryer)
  •  Close window coverings
  • Charge electronic devices and electric vehicles

 

Tips to Manage Energy Use After 4pm until 9pm

  • Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher
  •  Avoid using major appliances
  •  Turn off unnecessary lights

 

Helpful Resources:

Read the most recent CAISO news release.

FlexAlert.org provides energy conservation tips in four languages and allows consumers to sign up for alerts; and sign-up for CAISO notifications directly.

Today’s Outlook, on the CAISO.Com website, provides supply and demand forecasts for the day.

Understanding the difference between PSPS events and a Flex Alert.

Smart Energy Practices.Smart energy practices for electricity conservation.

 

 

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Posted Friday, June 18, 2021

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has extended the Flex Alert to include Friday June 17th asking consumers and businesses to continue to conserve energy between the hours of 5pm to 10pm. The CAISO is continuing to monitor weather and grid conditions; we will share additional announcements, such as the potential need for rolling outages, as information becomes available.

To prepare for a FlexAlert, consumers are urged to manage their energy use prior to 5pm by using energy during the mid-day, when you are likely using energy supplies produced from renewable solar resources.

Tips to Manage Energy Use Before 5pm:

  • Pre-cool your home or work space by lowering your thermostat
  • Use major appliances (dishwasher, washer and dryer)
  •  Close window coverings
  • Charge electronic devices and electric vehicles

Tips to Manage Energy Use After 5pm until 10pm

  • Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher
  •  Avoid using major appliances
  •  Turn off unnecessary lights

Helpful Resources:
Read the most recent CAISO news release.

Look up your location on PG&E’s tool to see if you may be affected.

FlexAlert.org provides energy conservation tips in four languages and allows consumers to sign up for alerts; and sign-up for CAISO notifications directly.

Today’s Outlook, on the CAISO.Com website, provides supply and demand forecasts for the day.

Understanding the difference between PSPS events and a Flex Alert.

Smart Energy Practices. Smart energy practices for electricity conservation.

 

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Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Please be advised, starting Wednesday, June16 through Thursday June 17, 2021 between 4pm-9pm the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has highlighted the need for energy conservation and to prepare for a potential Flex Alert due to extreme heat. CAISO News Release.

A Flex Alert is a call for voluntary conserving of electricity when there is an anticipated high energy demand. When consumers reduce electricity use during a Flex Alert, it can prevent the need for power outages. To sign-up for CAISO notifications directly, please go to www.flexalert.org.  For more information on smart energy practices for electricity conservation, please visit smart energy practices.

 
 
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