Help Prevent Statewide Rolling Power Outages by Conserving Energy from 3PM to 10PM !
Today’s Flex Alert from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.Flex Alerts ask you to use less electricity during critical hours in order to help supply meet demand. If electricity demand exceeds supply, CAISO may call for rotating power outages.
Reducing energy consumption at your business can help prevent rolling outages: Shift energy use to before 3 p.m. or after 10 p.m. Use backup generation* from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Set A/C to 78 degrees or higher from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., as health permits Ask employees to work from home and power down around 3 p.m., if possible Turn off unnecessary lighting and unplug unused appliances Sign up for the Emergency Load Reduction Program to get paid for the energy you save
*Consistent with the Governor’s emergency proclamation, any backup generators may be used to shift demand off the grid during a Flex Alert. The emergency proclamation suspends air district requirements. Please see this fact sheet that summarizes the actions of the emergency proclamation.
Safety first: Make sure generators are placed outside in a well-ventilated area. Do not put it on dry grass or near any flammable materials. Read the owner’s manual and take all necessary safety precautions.
NOTE: While no rotating outages have occurred, some San José residents and businesses have been experiencing unplanned power outages due to PG&E equipment failure. Visit PG&E’s outage center for more information on current outages. Thank you for your conservation efforts so far!
Masks recommended. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food from Nick the Greek will be generously provided by Valley Fair! Come early and get in line before the meeting! Door prizes will be given at the end of the meeting to a few lucky attendees.
San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis What’s happening in our district and city
Westfield Senior Manager Sue Newsom What’s new at Valley Fair Mall
Valley Water Director Barbara Keegan What is the Landscape Rebate Program? Visit their table for some water-saving devices for your garden!
Other announcements: – Our next Dumpster Day will be held on October 22 from 8 AM to 12 PM.
We need your help to improve the climate of San José! Climate Smart San José is conducting our annual survey about climate change attitudes and San José residents’ involvement in sustainability actions. This is to help us learn more about our residents’ priorities to better inform the Climate Smart programs and initiatives. Complete this 5-minute survey to enter for a chance to win 4 tickets to a San José Earthquakes game!
The survey deadline is July 23. We are encouraging residents to spread the word to their fellow neighbors, friends, and colleagues to reach as many residents as possible. Please share this email with any San José resident who you think would like to provide their input on climate programs.