LOS ANGELES (AP) – State officials are calling on residents to voluntarily conserve electricity during California’s heat wave, as demand on the power grid surges.
California’s Independent Supply Operator has issued a Flex Alert urging consumers to set thermostats to 78 degrees and reduce the use of appliances between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.READ MORE: Boy, 9, Dies From Injuries Suffered In East Bay Area Train Crash
The alerts call for voluntary conservation so the state will not have to dip into energy reserves.READ MORE: Homicide Investigators Investigate Suspicious Death On Village Centre Drive In Sacramento
Temperatures in the high 90s and 100s are predicted for California’s Central Valley, the Sacramento area and inland regions of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The heat wave is expected to extend into the holiday weekend.MORE NEWS: Electra Fire: Mandatory Evacuation Zone Expanded In Amador, Warnings In Effect For Calaveras
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