Flex Alert: Extreme Heat Declared ‘Emergency Event’

Statewide Flex Alert, Sat. Sept. 5 to Mon. Sept. 7, 3pm to 9 pm

A Flex Alert was declared by California ISO due to an Extreme Heat Event expected to last through Tuesday with record breaking highs above of 110 degrees. Residents are asked to reduce their use of grid-based electrical power during the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. beginning Saturday, September 5 through Monday September 8.  

Conservation Tips
• Set thermostat at 78° or higher and turn off, if away
• Cool with fans and draw drapes
• Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances
• Use major appliances in morning or late evening
Learn more: http://www.flexalert.org (Available in Spanish and Vietnamese)

In addition to the Flex Alert, the Governor issued a Proclamation of State of Emergency for the Extreme Heat Event that is in effect now through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  The Proclamation also calls for residents to voluntarily reduce their grid-based electrical power use over the Labor Day weekend.  Under this Proclamation use of stationary and portable generators will fall under regulations for “emergency use” during an “emergency event”.  A copy of the Proclamation can be seen here.

For information on stationary or portable generators, select one of our FAQ Sheets: 
Emergency Generators & PSPS for Residents
Emergency Generators & PSPS for Businesses

Additional resources and information available:
Flex Alert
National Weather Service- Heat 
AirNow