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.
If you haven’t got your tree yet, come by the Cory Neighborhood Association and get one for only $30. We have a few 5 to 6 foot tall Douglas fir trees leftover from our neighborhood Christmas tree sale. Email email@example.com for the address!
All San José residents are invited! City staff will present an overview, and there will be a breakout session where you can talk with staff and each other. Spanish and Vietnamese language interpretation will be available.
The voices of all San José community members are critical to shaping the future of housing.
All California cities and towns are currently updating the Housing Element of their general plans, which are the blueprint for how cities develop and grow. In San José, residents are encouraged to participate in our process for the Housing Element Update. At the December 13 community meeting, our focus is on the fair housing component of the Housing Element Update.
For the first time, the state is requiring cities to include an assessment of fair housing; a site inventory; and programs that take meaningful action to combat discrimination, overcome patterns of segregation, and address racial and economic disparities in housing. Learn more about this assessment at www.sanjoseca.gov/FairHousing.
“To overcome patterns of segregation and to address the disparities in the quality of our neighborhoods, we need to listen to and learn from each other,” said Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Housing Department Director. “I’m excited to have community members join the meeting on December 13 where we’ll all learn more about what fair housing means and share our experiences and ideas.”
“Beyond adding more housing units and addressing affordability, I’m excited to see the newly added focus on fair housing as we update our housing strategies,” said Chris Burton, Director of the Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department. “We look forward to hearing from community members as we undertake this important work.”