Statewide Flex Alert Issued

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July 29, 2021

From: City of Solana Beach

Statewide Flex Alert Issued

Due to Heat, Energy Demand and Tight Supply

Consumers urged to reduce energy use from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM to protect grid reliability

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, for Wednesday, July 28th from 4 PM to 9 PM, due to predicted high energy demand and tight supplies across the West. Read the news release.

A Flex Alert is issued when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures. A Flex Alert is a call for consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity. While we are fortunate along the coast to have more mild temperatures, your participation can still help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including rotating outages.

During a Flex Alert:

-Set thermostat at 78° or higher, if health permits

-Avoid using major appliances

-Turn off unnecessary lights

-Use fans for cooling

-Unplug unused items

Learn more about Flex Alerts and what you can do to prepare before an alert (Tips available in ESPAÑOL and TI?NG VI?T)

Learn more about Flex Alerts and stage electrical emergencies.