Thursday, August 9, 2012

California ISO Declares Flex-Alert Statewide - August 10-12

BOMA San Francisco Members:

With a major heat wave bearing down on California, the ISO is declaring a Flex Alert tomorrow through August 12.  Consumers are urged to reduce their energy use during the afternoon when air conditioners drive consumption. Find Flex Alert tips at

Outlook for Friday, Aug 10: Flex Alert 

High temperatures are forecast statewide. Energy demand is expected to be high and consumers are urged to reduce energy usage between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Forecast peak demand: 46,800 megawatts

Outlook for Saturday, Aug 11: Flex Alert

The heat wave continues through the weekend. The California ISO is urging reduced energy usage between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Forecast peak demand: 43,000 megawatt

Outlook for Sunday, Aug 12: Flex Alert

Temperatures will continue to be hot. Conservation is helpful between noon – 6 p.m.

Forecast peak demand: 43,000 megawatt

Go to and click “Notify me” to sign up for Flex Alerts and other updates. Follow real time grid conditions at

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.

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