Be Aware of Flex Alerts This Summer
WHAT IS A
A Flex Alert is typically issued in the summer when extremely hot weather pushes up electricity demand. A Flex Alert is a call for consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity when there is a predicted shortage of energy supply, especially if the grid operator needs to dip into reserves to cover demand. When consumers reduce electricity use at critical times, it can prevent more dire emergency measures, including possible power outages.
WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY & STAY COOL
Adjust your thermostat to 78° or higher, during peak hours or when you’re not home
Close windows and doors to prevent the loss of cooled air
Adjust temperature with ceiling fans
Escape the heat and visit a community cooling center