SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Gas and Electric says a statewide Flex Alert has been issued Sunday, calling for more energy conservation to help avoid the need for rolling blackouts.
California Independent System Operator (CA ISO) issued a Flex Alert for 3 to 10 p.m. daily through Wednesday, saying that if Californians don’t help conserve enough energy, “it’s likely we could experience additional rotating outages throughout the duration of this heatwave.”
SDG&E says the outages can last up to but no more than an hour.
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The utility added that customers that experienced rolling outages on Friday and Saturday shouldn’t be impacted by possible one-hour outages on Sunday.
To see if your community is affected, customers can check their SDG&E bill for circuit numbers and curtailment block numbers listed above the “last meter read date” on the front page and compare those numbers with the company’s list of affected areas here and below. In online accounts, locate a PDF of your billing statement to find the circuit and block numbers.
|CASA DE ORO, EL CAJON W||17A||2083|
|ELCAJON W, GRANITE HILLS, SINGING HILLS||18A||2169|
|LAGUNA HILLS, LAGUNA NIGUEL||18A||2593|
|LA JOLLA N, TORREY PINES||18A||3155|
|ESCONDIDO NW, ESCONDIDO W, SAN MARCOS E||19A||1858|
|FLETCHER HILLS, LA MESA N||19A||2753|
|PT LOMA N, PT LOMA S||19A||451|
|DANA POINT, LAGUNA NIGUEL||20A||2827|
|LA MESA N, MISSION GORGE||24A||963|
|ESCONDIDO E, ESCONDIDO S, SAN PASQUAL||25A||1702|
|LOGAN HEIGHTS, N ISLAND-STRAND, NAT’LCITY W||25A||4197|
|ESCONDIDO S, ESCONDIDO W||26A||1678|
|MIRA MESA, NAS-MIRAMAR||26A||105|
|CHULA VISTA S, SAN YSIDRO||26A||1931|
|CASA DE ORO, ELCAJON W, RHO SD W, SINGING HILLS||27A||1974|
|LAGUNA HILLS, LAGUNA NIGUEL||27A||1426|
|ESCONDIDO S, ESCONDIDO W||28A||1003|
Neighborhoods in high fire threat areas that experience public safety shutoffs are not affected by rolling outages, SDG&E says.
During power shutoffs, SDG&E suggests customers turn off air conditioners and significantly reduce or avoid using other appliances and electric equipment. Refrigerator and freezer doors should also be kept closed and all unnecessary lighting should be turned off, health and safety permitting.
The company suggested customers also reduce their water use due to the need for electricity to pump and process water. For electric vehicle owners, charging should be delayed if possible until after the emergency shutoffs, SDG&E said.
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