Sacramento, CA — Officials continue to urge Californians to conserve energy, as the heat threatens to push the state´s power grid into emergency status today.
The California Independent System Operator (or Cal ISO) projects that the state will smash its record for power demand. Officials say the expected usage of more than 52-thousand megawatts likely will prompt a stage-two emergency which means there will be some voluntary blackouts. If there isn´t sufficient conservation, the state could have a stage-three emergency which would dictate involuntary blackouts.
The best methods of conserving power: set all thermostats at no less than 78 degrees and only use major applicances including washers and dryers plus televisions and computers after 6pm.