Flex alerts encourage people to reduce their energy consumption in the evening and at night, when the network is busiest due to high demand.
California’s power grid operator has urged people to save energy for the sixth day in a row as the state suffocates with record high temperatures.
California’s Independent System Operator (ISO) said the state could experience continued power outages if “flex alerts” instructions are not followed.
During a Flex Alert, consumers are encouraged to reduce their energy use in the evening and at night, when the network is busiest due to high demand.
People are encouraged to save electricity during Flex Alert times by setting their thermostats to 78°F (25°C) or higher, not using large appliances such as dishwashers and machines washing and turning off unnecessary lights.
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