FOLSOM (CBS SF) — The California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for Northern California for Monday and Tuesday, and is asking consumers to reduce their energy use because of anticipated high demand.
The demand is expected to be especially high between noon and 7 p.m., when scorching temperatures will result in the increased use of air conditioners.READ MORE: San Francisco Bay Area Residents Prepare For California's 'COVID Independence Day'
Energy demand was expected to peak at about 48,300 megawatts around 4:30 p.m. Monday, and at roughly 47,808 megawatts on Tuesday, California ISO officials said. The ISO controls the state’s power grid.READ MORE: COVID Recovery: Businesses Hoping End Of COVID-19 Restrictions Will Bring Crowds Back To Ferry Building
Updated information on energy use and supply is available at www.caiso.com.MORE NEWS: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
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