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Rotating Outages Could Start As Early as 2 p.m. Today, August 17, 2020

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San Diego CA— SDG&E has received word from CAISO that there is a high likelihood that it will order SDG&E to implement widespread rotating outages as early as 2 p.m. today.
Energy conservation remains critically important to help avoid the need for rotating outages, as well as the duration of outages and the number of customers affected. Everyone is urged to do their part to cut back on energy use during this critical time.
Conservation Tips
Health and safety permitting, here are some actions to take to save energy:

  • Set your air conditioner thermostat a few degrees higher (ideally at 78 degrees or higher) and pre-cool your home before 4 p.m. If possible, turn off the AC during a power emergency
  • Use large appliances, such as dishwashers, clothes washers, and dryers before 4 p.m. or after 9 p.m.
  • Reduce or defer the use of pool pumps
  • Keep the doors of your refrigerator and freezer closed
  • Switch off all unnecessary lighting (for businesses, turn off advertising signs and display/flood/decorative lighting)
  • Defer or reduce all non-essential use of commercial and industrial equipment, such as boilers, exhaust fans, reproduction equipment, maintenance and repair equipment, dispensing machines, intercoms, cleaning equipment, circulating pumps and electric chargers.
  • Everyone is urged to have flashlights and batteries ready, along with instructions on how to manually open power-operated garage doors. Customers who rely on electric or battery-dependent medical technologies, such as breathing machines, power wheelchairs/scooters, and home oxygen or dialysis, should be prepared to activate their emergency plan.

Traffic lights and signals could be impacted by rotating outages. Please use caution on the road.

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Rotating Outages Could Start As Early as 2 p.m. Today, August 17, 2020