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California ISO thanks consumers for energy conservation during heat wave

For the third consecutive day, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) said consumer conservation efforts had averted rotating power outages, even though energy supplies were tight.

Imported energy and increased wind production also helped the grid with additional resources.The ISO thanks California consumers for their conservation of power in the afternoon and evenings during persistent high temperatures.

California’s record-breaking heat wave has put strain on the ISO electric system since Friday, Aug. 14, as air conditioners pushed up electricity demand.

In an effort to prevent or limit power outages during this heat wave, the ISO issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, until 9 p.m. tonight.

For the most up-to-date information on grid emergencies, follow us on Twitter at @California_ISO. For information on Flex Alerts, and to get more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website. Click here to learn more about System Alerts, Warnings and Emergencies. Follow grid conditions in real time at ISO’s Today’s Outlook, or download the free ISO Today mobile app.

This article was released by California ISO.