The heat wave that is pushing temperatures into the triple digits in San Diego’s east county prompted a statewide call Tuesday to conserve electricity.
“Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use,” according to the California ISO, a nonprofit that oversees the state’s power grid.
Electricity demand statewide was expected to exceed 48,000 megawatts — the highest level so far this year.
The California ISO recommend setting thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, drawing drapes, turning off unnecessary lights and using major appliances in the late evening.
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