LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2020)–As Southern California continues to experience extreme heat, LADWP is calling on customers to continue conserving energy to help the state grid and reduce the strain on neighborhood distribution systems. Extreme heat conditions, including nighttime temperatures that provide little relief to strained equipment.
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) also issued a statewide flex alert today and tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. A flex alert is a call for voluntary electricity conservation during peak hours to lessen the strain on the state’s grid.
Here are a few simple steps to take to save energy and beat the summer heat:
• Adjust AC thermostats to 78 degrees, if health permits
• Limit use of major appliances during peak hours of the day. Use washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and other heavy appliances in the early morning or late evening hours.
• Turn off lights and other electrical equipment when not in use.
• Unplug “energy vampires” like cell phone chargers, microwave ovens and other appliances that use energy even when not in use.
• Close blinds and drapes.
• Use fans when possible to keep cool.
• DO NOT charge electric vehicles.
• Turn off pool pumps.
In case of a power outage, report it through www.ladwp.com/outages or call 1-800-DIAL-DWP.
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