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Statewide Heat Wave Puts Great Pressure on California’s Electric System. Flex Your Power, Riverside!

Published: 09/01/2017




The statewide heat wave is putting great pressure on California’s electric system.   Consumer energy demands on Friday, September 1, 2017 are anticipated to reach all-time highs.  The California ISO has issued a FlexAlert to alert consumers of the need to conserve electricity from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Riverside Public Utilities is projecting a system peak of 650 MW. RPU hit an all-time record yesterday with 641 MW. Internal generation is available. We expect four units at the Riverside Energy Resource Center to run on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
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Please be informed that due to excessive high heat in the region and anticipated increased demand on the state electrical grid, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a Flex Alert starting Tuesday, August 29th.  All are encouraged to assist by conserving electricity during peak hours between 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information on the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) Flex Alert, please visit http://www.flexalert.org/.

For additional updates, follow RPU on Twitter @RPUnews, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RiversidePublicUtilities/ or visit the Energy Providers of Southern California website at http://conserveenergysocal.com/.

Here are some quick energy saving tips:

  • Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees
  • Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical
  • Turn off unused appliances and equipment
  • Shut off lights in unoccupied space