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What to Do for a Statewide Flex Alert

Cal ISO issues alert for 4 to 9 p.m. Monday to ease potential strain on power grid and the wildfire happening in Oregon.

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A Flex Alert has been issued for Monday evening from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to the extreme heat across California and the ongoing wildfire happening in Oregon.

"With transmission lines from Oregon still unreliable due to Bootleg Fire and continued high temperatures, the California ISO issued a statewide Flex Alert for Monday, July 12, from 4 to 9 p.m. Consumers are urged to conserve energy to help stabilize the grid," California ISO tweeted Sunday.

Here's what to do during a Flex Alert to help ease the strain on the power grid:

  • Turn off unnecessary lights and unplug unused items.
  • Use major appliances before 3 p.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Set air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees or higher.
  • Use fans and keep drapes drawn.
A stronger sea breeze and more low clouds will continue the cooling trend we saw kick in for Sunday allowing heat advisories and warnings to expire into Monday.
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