• Flex Alert issued by CAISO today

    Community members helped California avoid two potential outages in August, and once again, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are being called on to help California avoid rotating power outages later today.  Due to high temperatures elsewhere in California and reduced generating capacity due to the fires, we ask community members to please help the grid operators at CAISO by conserving energy.
    For Thursday, October 1:
    Before 3 p.m., please:
    Pre-cool your house
    Do laundry
    Run the dishwasher
    Charge your electric vehicle
    Charge laptops and phones
    Set pool pumps to run in the early morning and late at night
    Between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., please:
    Set air conditioning to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits
    Avoid using major appliances
    Turn off all unnecessary lights
    Unplug devices or turn off power strips
    Close blinds and drapes
    Limit time the refrigerator is open