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Flex Alert Issued

Flex AlertA Statewide Flex Alert has been issued by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) for the hours of 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. to provide early warnings of possible electricity outages and encourage energy conservation to help prevent blackouts from occurring. The CAISO issues a Flex Alert when the electricity grid is under stress to meet demand from generation or transmission outages, or from persistent hot temperatures.

When a Flex Alert is Called, What Can I Do?
A Flex Alert is an urgent call to Californians to immediately conserve electricity and to shift demand to off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.). You can:

  • Turn off unneeded lights and appliances
  • Use major appliances after 9 p.m.
  • Adjust air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher; turn off when leaving home
  • Pull drapes and turn on fans
  • Set pool pumps for overnight cycle

What Causes Electrical Power Reserves To Be Low?
Reasons for low reserves may include:

  • High peak demand
  • Unplanned generation outages
  • Transmission line overloads, losses, or limitations that can sometimes occur as a result of fires
  • Adverse, humid, hot weather and heat storms

Please monitor the California ISO website at for updated information, or contact Moreno Valley Utility at 951.413.3500 or 1.844.341.6469.

Flex Alerts are part of an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.