From SJ Clean Energy: We still need your help to lower the need for rolling power outages!

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. 

While Tuesday was the hottest day on record for San José, today is another critical day where we need everyone to reduce the demand on the electricity grid through use of backup generators and other conservation measures. 

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.

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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! 

San José’s Office of Economic Development and San José Clean Energy  
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