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Californians urged to reduce power as heat wave triggers statewide alert – Los Angeles Times

With excessive heat forecast throughout the state Tuesday, operators of California’s electrical grid issued their first flex alert of the year and urged energy consumers to scale back power consumption over the next two days or risk outages.

Customers should turn off unnecessary lights and major appliances between 2 and 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, when energy usage is expected to peak at 47,000 megawatts, the California Independent System Operator said.

The agency serves about 80% of the state’s electricity consumers.

A multi-state heat wave has brought stifling temperatures to such Southern California communities as Lancaster, Palmdale and Big Bear, where temperatures reached 110, 108 and 89 degrees respectively on Monday.

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