Customers Asked to Reduce Energy Use from 3-10 p.m. to Prevent Power Outages
September 8, 2022
As the unprecedented Western heat wave and high demand on electricity resources are projected to continue through tomorrow, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has again declared an Energy Emergency Alert 2 for Sept. 8 urging consumers to conserve energy to preserve grid reliability.
Please conserve electricity from now until 10 p.m.
We know that this week's daily asks can be disruptive to your routine, but this has been a week of sustained heat like no other. We reach out only when your help is needed, and the collective efforts of our customers to reduce electricity use made a significant difference in preventing outages during this period. CPA recognizes and applauds this effort and asks for your continued participation through the remainder of this heat wave.
Here's what you can do to reduce energy usage again today to lessen the strain on the electricity grid:
• Turn off your air conditioning or set your thermostat to 78 degrees.
• Close doors and windows and adjust window shades.
• Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed.
• Shut off and unplug appliances.
• Run your laptop on battery until after 10 p.m.
Visit FlexAlert.org for more energy-saving ideas and to sign up for Flex Alert notifications.
Get paid to save energy. Clean Power Alliance has been activating its Peak Management Pricing and Power Response programs and will continue to do so this week to encourage customers to use less electricity between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Click on the links below to learn more about these programs and to sign up to earn financial incentives while helping prevent outages.