SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Californians are asked to conserve power this week during the hottest days of the heat wave.
The California Independent System Operator Corporation issued a statewide Flex Alert from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
#ISO issues #flexalert for 7/24 & 7/25 from 5 - 9 pm due to high temperatures, fire risk, and tight gas supplies in Southern California. #Conserve #electricity to avoid #power disruptions: https://t.co/Ro8SM5SLup
— California ISO (@California_ISO) July 23, 2018
Customers are asked to turn off unnecessary lights, avoid using major appliances, and set air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.
The ISO said the high temperatures, along with reduced electricity imports, tight natural gas supplies, and high wildfire risk led to the Flex Alert demand.
— Flex Alert (@flexalert) July 23, 2018
All possible resources will be available to serve the demand but conservation is needed to avoid rotating power outage, ISO officials said.