A “flex alert” was issued in California for Thursday afternoon, asking people to reduce their energy usage as temperatures begin to rise.

The California Independent System Operator (California ISO), who oversees the state’s power system, called for the flex alert to go into effect from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to “relieve stress” on the power grid.

Hours before the flex alert was announced, California ISO said the power grid was stable and did not believe there’d be a need for outages

We project enough reserves to cover demand for tomorrow evening, but ask Californians to remain vigilant,” California ISO said through Twitter, Wednesday. 

In Los Angeles, temperatures look to gradually decrease according to forecasts from The Weather Channel, but temperatures were in the high 80s Wednesday and reached the 90s midday, Tuesday.

California ISO recommends that people pre-cool their homes, close window coverings, charge devices and cars, and use major appliances before the alert goes into effect.


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