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News Release

Statewide Flex Alert Issued for Tuesday, Wednesday

For immediate release: July 24, 2018


Residents Asked to Conserve Energy to Avoid Rotating Power Outages

With a heat wave predicted to continue baking much of California over the next few days, a statewide Flex Alert has been issued from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and all day Wednesday.

Californians are being asked to voluntarily conserve electricity in the hopes of avoiding rotating power outages.

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), which manages the state’s power grid, issued the Flex Alerts due to high temperatures across the western U.S., reduced electricity imports, tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area, and high wildfire risk.

Residents are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon and evening when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 5 p.m. and after 9 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

The ISO has called on all available resources to be available to serve demand, however, conservation is needed to reduce the risk of further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.

Moreno Valley Public Library
25480 Alessandro Boulevard
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Moreno Valley Senior Center
25075 Fir Avenue
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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Media & Communication Department