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ISO Urges Power Conservation During Peak Demand Hours

Folsom, CA — As temperatures continue to soar into the triple digits, California´s electricity supplier is warning of potentially record-breaking power usage levels.

The California Independent System Operator Corporation is asking consumers to reduce energy usage in the afternoon hours between 4:00 and 6:00.

The request is precautionary and the I-S-O doesn´t anticipate any problem meeting the unusually high demand although officials say the system will be heavily loaded.

The I-S-O says that if power stations or transmission lines do go down, there are few options available in dealing with the problem.

Officials say conservation will reduce the chances of system failure.