The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert for today, Sept. 9, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., due to a prolonged heat wave pushing up energy demand and tightening available power supplies. With above-normal temperatures continuing in the forecast across much of the state, the power grid operator is expecting high electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use, and is calling for voluntary conservation steps to help balance supply and demand. For detailed information, please visit the Flex Alert website by clicking on the following link: https://flexalert.org/save-energy/energy-saving-tips
Read the Flex Alert Press Release: https://www.flexalert.org/news/127-california-iso-extends-flex-alert-for-today-4-9-pm-9922
A rotating outage is an electric power outage that rotates from area to area, so no single neighborhood is down for very long. It’s designed to reduce demand and maintain power grid reliability. Brief outages protect against longer and larger outages. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) decides when rotating outages are necessary to reduce demand on the power grid. Pacific Gas and Electric Company reports that outages are preventable. The more power we all save, the less likely power outages are.
You can find out if you are affected. Check to find your block and the possible rotating hour by visiting the PG&E website here.
Make sure to stay informed by visiting the PG&E website.
If you want to learn about cooling centers nearby, please visit the Marin Emergency website. https://emergency.marincounty.org/pages/weather