What to Know
- Cal ISO issues a flex alert when the power grid is under stress to meet demand.
- The increase in demand could be caused by excessive heat or outages.
- The ISO does not own transmission lines or power plants, but does tell power plants when to generate electricity and how much to generate.
A statewide flex alert that was issued Wednesday for California residents has been extended through Thursday.
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) issued the extension just after 4 p.m. Wednesday due to continued high temperatures in the state.
The alert is a request for Californians to use less electricity - especially during peak demand time from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The demand for energy across the state is expected to be high until after 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Cal ISO.
It's suggested that consumers set their thermostats to 78 or higher and turn off unnecessary lights and appliances.
For information, go to Cal ISO's website.