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Be Aware of Flex Alerts This Summer

Published: 08/01/2019




WHAT IS A
FLEX ALERT


A Flex Alert is typically issued in the summer when extremely hot weather pushes up electricity demand. A Flex Alert is a call for consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity when there is a predicted shortage of energy supply, especially if the grid operator needs to dip into reserves to cover demand. When consumers reduce electricity use at critical times, it can prevent more dire emergency measures, including possible power outages.

Flex Alert

Man adjusting thermostat

WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY & STAY COOL


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Adjust your thermostat to 78° or higher, during peak hours or when you’re not home

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Close windows and doors to prevent the loss of cooled air

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Adjust temperature with ceiling fans

cooling center

Escape the heat and visit a community cooling center

 

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