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Cal ISO Calls Off Flex Alerts For Weekend

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, August 10, 2012

Cal ISO -California's power grid operator-  has issued a Flex Alert for today because of high electricity demand.  But the alert for both Saturday and Sunday has been called off. 

Stephanie McCorkle with CAL ISO says the expected draw on the grid from cities near the ocean shouldn't be as bad as engineers had feared, "Temps, especially in Southern California are coming down a little bit, especially on the coastal areas.  We are going to lift the Flex Alert for the weekend. We're keeping an eye on Monday though."

McCorkle says there are frequently large demands for electricity on Mondays as people turn the air conditioning on to cool down buildings that have heated up over the weekend. 

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