Flex Alert Issued for Today and Tomorrow, July 24 & 25

July 24, 2018


California-ISO

Flex Alert issued for today and tomorrow, July 24 & 25

 Due to high temperatures in California and most of the western U.S., the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation, effective from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

The power grid operator has also issued a Flex Alert for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon and evening when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 5 p.m. and after 9 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

The ISO has issued the Flex Alerts due to high temperatures across the western U.S., reduced electricity imports, tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area, and high wildfire risk.

The ISO has called on all available resources to be available to serve demand, however, conservation is needed to reduce the risk of further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.

The ISO’s service territory serves about 80 percent of California’s electricity consumers.

For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy.

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)

Flex Alerts
A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages. However, take no action that threatens your health and safety.

Learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies at http://www.caiso.com/Documents/EmergencyFactSheet.pdf.

 

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This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are
subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions
and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

 

Flex Alert issued for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 & 25

Flex Alert issued for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 & 25

July 23, 2018


California-ISO

Flex Alert issued for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 & 25

 Due to high temperatures in California and most of the western U.S., the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 25.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon and evening when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 5 p.m. and after 9 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

The ISO has issued the Flex Alerts due to high temperatures across the western U.S., reduced electricity imports, tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area, and high wildfire risk.

The ISO has called on all available resources to be available to serve demand, however, conservation is needed to reduce the risk of further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.

The ISO’s service territory serves about 80 percent of California’s electricity consumers.

For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy.

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)

Flex Alerts
A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages. However, take no action that threatens your health and safety.

Learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies at http://www.caiso.com/Documents/EmergencyFactSheet.pdf.

 

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Flex Alerts

Monitor grid conditions on Today's Outlook

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ISO Today app

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply.
Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free
download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are
subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions
and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

 

Flex Alert issued for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 & 25

Flex Alert – a call for energy conservation – in effect today

September 1, 2017


California-ISO

Flex Alert – a call for energy conservation – in effect today

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 1 p.m. and after 10 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

Forecasts for today show an all-time record demand for electricity, as temperatures continue to rise in the state. The ISO has called on all available resources to be available to serve demand, however, conservation is needed to reduce the risk of further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.

The ISO’s service territory serves about 80 percent of California’s electricity consumers.

For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy.

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)

Flex Alerts
A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages.

Learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies at http://www.caiso.com/Documents/EmergencyFactSheet.pdf.

Flex Alerts are part of an educational alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity. Media funding by Southern California Gas Company and authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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ISO Today app

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply.
Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free
download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are
subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions
and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

California ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert Due to Heat Wave

August 29, 2017


California-ISO

California ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert Due to Heat Wave

 The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 2 p.m. and after 9 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

Persistent hot temperatures and tight supply can strain the power grid, as air conditioner use increases. The forecast peak use today, August 29, is expected to exceed 48,000 megawatts, which if met will be the highest demand on the grid seen so far this year. The ISO’s service territory serves about 80 percent of California’s electricity consumers.

For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy.

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)

Flex Alerts
A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages.

Learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies at http://www.caiso.com/Documents/EmergencyFactSheet.pdf.

Flex Alerts are part of an educational alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity. Media funding by Southern California Gas Company and authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Flex Alerts

Monitor grid conditions on Today's Outlook

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ISO Today app

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply.
Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free
download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are
subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions
and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

California ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert Due to Heat Wave

June 19, 2017


California-ISO

California ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert Due to Heat Wave

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power outages by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 2 p.m. and after 9 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

During times of high temperatures, demand on the power grid can be strained, as air conditioner use increases. The forecast peak usage for Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to exceed 47,000 megawatts each day in California ISO’s service territory, which serves roughly 80 percent of electricity customers.

For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy.

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)

Flex Alerts
A Flex Alert is issued by the ISO when the electricity grid is under stress because of generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to help avoid more serious steps to protect the power grid, including local rotating outages.

Learn more about Flex Alerts and Stage Electrical Emergencies at http://www.caiso.com/Documents/EmergencyFactSheet.pdf.

Flex Alerts are part of an educational alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity. Media funding by Southern California Gas Company and authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Flex Alerts

Monitor grid conditions on Today's Outlook

Download 
ISO Today app

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply.
Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free
download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are
subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions
and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

No Flex Alerts Have Been Called for in 2017

April 10, 2017


California-ISO

No Flex Alerts Have Been Called for in 2017

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply. Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free download.

 

California ISO Extends Statewide Flex Alert through Thursday

July 28, 2016


California-ISO

California ISO Extends Statewide Flex Alert through Thursday

Due to continued high temperatures in the state, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) is extending its Flex Alert through tomorrow evening. The Flex Alert is a call for voluntary electric conservation from consumers during peak usage times from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Electricity supplies statewide are predicted to continue to be tight due to high summer temperatures driving up demand, power plant outages, and transmission line import capacity reductions. Power imports have been limited today through tomorrow because of high temperatures in neighboring states.

Consumers are urged to continue conservation measures today and tomorrow, especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners push power consumption to the highest point of the day. Find Flex Alert tips at www.caiso.com.

Grid operators are monitoring conditions closely around the clock to ensure reliability. For current supply and demand conditions, visit “Today’s Outlook” on ISO’s website here.

Outlook for July 28, 2016 Flex Alert
Conservation request has been extended through Thursday due to continued high temperatures statewide. Consumers are urged to conserve electricity from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Forecast peak demand: 46,888 megawatts between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Outlook for July 29, 2016
Temperatures will continue to be hot. Conservation is important.

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ISO Today app

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply. Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

Funded by the investor-owned utilities and authorized by the CA Public Utilities Commission, Flex Alerts are part of an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.

California ISO Declares a Statewide Flex Alert due to High Temperatures (3)

July 27, 2016


California-ISO

California ISO Declares a Statewide Flex Alert due to High Temperatures

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) is declaring a Flex Alert, a request for consumers to conserve electricity today, especially during peak demand time from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Electricity supplies statewide are expected to be tight because of high summer temperatures driving up demand, power plant outages, and transmission line import capacity reductions. Power imports may be limited today because of high temperatures in neighboring states.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity today, especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners push power consumption to the highest point of the day. Find Flex Alert tips at www.caiso.com.

Outlook for July 27, 2016 Flex Alert
High temperatures are forecast for the entire state. Energy demand is expected to be high and consumers are urged to conserve electricity until after 9 p.m.

Temperatures are forecast to be a high of 109 in some of Southern California.

Forecast peak demand: 45,867 megawatts between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Outlook for July 28, 2016
Temperatures will continue to be hot. Conservation is important.

Outlook for July 29-30, 2016
Temperatures will continue to be hot. Conservation is important.

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Monitor grid conditions on Today's Outlook

Download 
ISO Today app

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply. Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

Funded by the investor-owned utilities and authorized by the CA Public Utilities Commission, Flex Alerts are part of an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.

California ISO Declares a Statewide Flex Alert due to High Temperatures

July 27, 2016


California-ISO

California ISO Declares a Statewide Flex Alert due to High Temperatures

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) is declaring a Flex Alert, a request for consumers to conserve electricity today, especially during peak demand time from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Electricity supplies statewide are expected to be tight because of high summer temperatures driving up demand, power plant outages, and transmission line import capacity reductions. Power imports may be limited today because of high temperatures in neighboring states.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity today, especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners push power consumption to the highest point of the day. Find Flex Alert tips at www.caiso.com.

Outlook for July 27, 2016 Flex Alert
High temperatures are forecast for the entire state. Energy demand is expected to be high and consumers are urged to conserve electricity until after 9 p.m.

Temperatures are forecast to be a high of 109 in some of Southern California.

Forecast peak demand: 45,867 megawatts between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Outlook for July 28, 2016
Temperatures will continue to be hot. Conservation is important.

Outlook for July 29-30, 2016
Temperatures will continue to be hot. Conservation is important.

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Flex Alerts

Monitor grid conditions on Today's Outlook

Download 
ISO Today app

Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply. Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

Funded by the investor-owned utilities and authorized by the CA Public Utilities Commission, Flex Alerts are part of an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.

California ISO Declares Flex Alert for Southern California for Monday, June 20, 2016

June 19, 2016


California-ISO

California ISO Declares Flex Alert for Southern California for Monday, June 20, 2016

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) is declaring a Flex Alert for Southern California, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, June 20, due to high temperatures in the region.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power outages by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances after 9 p.m. and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

During times of high temperatures, demand on the power grid can be strained, as air conditioner use increases.

In addition, natural gas supplied used as fuel for many power generators in the Los Angeles area may be tight during this heat event because of limited operations at Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. The ISO has activated its summer preparedness plan for natural gas constraint concerns. Click here to view the plan.

For more information on Flex Alerts, go to www.flexalert.org.

24-Hour Ahead Outlook

Temperatures are forecast to be a high of 109 in some of Southern California.

Forecast peak demand forecast is 45,316 megawatts.

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Monitor grid conditions on Today's Outlook

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Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply. Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free download.

This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.

Funded by the investor-owned utilities and authorized by the CA Public Utilities Commission, Flex Alerts are part of an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.