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Amidst Temperature Drop, California Regulators Issuing Another Flex Alert


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Temperatures are forecast to drop significantly today.

Even so, California power regulators have issued another flex alert. The California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, says the 150,000 acre-plus Bootleg Fire burning in South Oregon is impacting electrical grids from the Pacific Northwest through California. This comes after a Flex Alert was issued over the weekend due to triple-digit temperatures statewide, with Sacramento still expected to hit mid-90's later today. State residents are now being asked to conserve energy between 4 and 9 pm.

Flex Alerts were issued earlier this weekend because of expected energy demand at a time when much of the state saw triple-digit temperatures.

Here are things you can do to conserve energy during a Flex Alert

  • Set thermostat at 78 degrees or higher, if health permits
  • Avoid using major appliances
  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Use fans for cooling
  • Unplug unused items

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