OPD5 has received a request from the Grid Balancing Authority (GBA) to conserve energy starting at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, through 10:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The GBA is predicting high load requirements paired with maintenance being done by Cal-ISO.
Please voluntarily conserve energy during this time. This is to help avoid possible brownouts in the western states power grid. Ways to conserve energy are to avoid using major appliances, unplug unused items, use fans for cooling, close window coverings and set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher if health permits. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
The ISO grid – The ISO manages the flow of electricity for about 80 percent of California and a small part of Nevada, which encompasses all of the investor-owned utility territories and some municipal utility service areas. There are some pockets where local public power companies manage their own transmission systems.