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What can you do to reduce energy use during peak hours?
Energy Upgrade California® encourages all Californians to initiate energy savings during the peak hours of 4 to 9PM, such as by:
Click here to learn more about the best ways to conserve energy by time of day.
Cool Zone sites, located throughout the county, help older adults and others keep cool and save energy costs. The Cool Zone program is an established network of free, air-conditioned settings (such as libraries or community centers) across San Diego County that allow respite for older adults, persons with disabilities, or anyone looking to escape the extreme heat during the summer.
Cool Zones are a way for residents to lower individual utility usage and help conserve energy for the whole community. To locate the Cool Zone site nearest you, click here to view an interactive map with location information or call 2-1-1.
Flex Alerts are voluntary calls for consumers to conserve electricity.
A Flex Alert is typically issued in the summer when extremely hot weather increases energy demand up to generation capacity. This usually happens in the evening hours when solar generation is going offline and people are returning home and switching on air conditioners, lights, and appliances. When the state’s power grid operator, California ISO, calls for a Flex Alert we have the opportunity to prevent more dire emergency measures, including rotating power outages, just by reducing our use!
Here are some helpful tips to save on your energy bill this summer! Make sure to sign up for Flex Alerts today.
“Pre-cool” your home by turning your A/C down to 72 degrees
Charge electric vehicles
Charge mobile devices and laptops
Run dishwashers, washing machines, and other major appliances
Set pool pumps to run in the early morning or late at night
Close blinds and drapes
Set your A/C to 78 degrees, if health permits
Avoid using major appliances
Turn off unnecessary lights
Unplug unused electrical devices
Use fans when possible
Limit time the refrigerator door is open
Customers are encouraged to sign up to receive Flex Alert notifications directly from CAISO, sign up at FlexAlert.org, or download the ISO Today app.
Shifting energy use habits is an easy way to reduce your use during peak hours. Pre-cooling your home and setting your thermostat at 78⁰ degrees, health permitting, can make a real impact on your energy use, and even lower your bill. For more tips about how you can conserve during a Flex Alert, like the best time to use major appliances or charge your electric vehicle, click here.
Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, emergency repairs for damaged equipment, routine maintenance for reliability, expanding the grid for future growth, and preventing wildfires in prone conditions. All customers should reach out to SDG&E when experiencing an outage. To check on outages in your area, please click here. For more information on outage notifications and how to prepare, please contact SDG&E at 1 (800) 411-7343 or visit SDG&E’s outage center webpage.
During adverse weather conditions, a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) may be used by SDG&E to help prevent potential wildfires. To sign up for PSPS event notifications, please visit the PSPS Notifications page.
Are you prepared for a wildfire?
Make sure you and your family are safe by making the proper preparations in case of a wildfire.
Get Your CAL FIRE Custom Wildfire Preparedness Plan here! Based on your answers, your personalized preparedness plan will be created. Get personalized checklists that can help you keep safe.
Use a flashlight rather than a candle for light at night
If using a standby generator, follow these safety tips: