June 19, 2016
California ISO Declares Flex Alert for Southern California
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) is declaring a Flex Alert for Southern California, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, June 20, due to high temperatures in the region.
Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power outages by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances after 9 p.m. and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.
During times of high temperatures, demand on the power grid can be strained, as air conditioner use increases.
In addition, natural gas supplied used as fuel for many power generators in the Los Angeles area may be tight during this heat event because of limited operations at Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. The ISO has activated its summer preparedness plan for natural gas constraint concerns. Click here to view the plan.
For more information on Flex Alerts, go to www.flexalert.org.
24-Hour Ahead Outlook
Temperatures are forecast to be a high of 109 in some of Southern California.
Forecast peak demand forecast is 45,316 megawatts.
Please monitor the California ISO website at www.caiso.com for updated information about the electricity supply. Track grid conditions in real time via Today's Outlook also available on smart phones. Go to your app store for a free download.
This advisory is based on the best data available at the time of its release. Grid conditions can change rapidly and are subject to change without warning. This forecast is accepted by the recipient on the condition that errors, omissions and/or changes to the contents shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause of action against the California ISO.
Funded by the investor-owned utilities and authorized by the CA Public Utilities Commission, Flex Alerts are part of an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.