Tips to Reduce Energy Usage and Limit the Potential of Power Outages

Excerpt from Listos California

Over the next week, California and the rest of the West Coast will face a historic heatwave that will put pressure on our energy grid. In order to avoid electricity shortages, we are asking Californians to reduce energy usage in order to prevent service interruptions.

It’s especially important to limit energy usage from 3 pm to 10 pm, especially air conditioning. Cool your home overnight and in the morning in order to stay cool all day. Sign up to receive Flex Alert notifications from your utility provider to help California conserve energy during times of grid stress. Also review this blog post from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) with more steps to take to stay cool and safe this week.

Accessible information in key languages

To help inform and engage more Californians, here are safety tips available in the following languages:


Cooling Centers

As you know, this heatwave and need to conserve energy is occurring during a pandemic, so your overall safety is our top concern. This Cal OES blog post includes more information on where to access cooling centers in a safe way.