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Statewide Flex Alert extended for 8th straight day as heatwave continues

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-07 16:58:18-04

The California Independent System Operator has extended the Flex Alert once again, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This is the 8th straight day the CAISO has urged Californians to cut down energy use during the said hours.

The alerts come as the heatwave lingers on, putting a strain on the state's power grid. Officials say energy shortages are expected.

State officials encourage residents to pre-cool their homes at 70 degrees before 4 p.m. and then set their thermostats at 78 degrees or higher. Residents should also avoid using major appliances when the Flex Alert is on.