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California's statewide power supply outlook
California's statewide power supply outlook is expected to be better than last year, according to the California Independent System Operator (California ISO). However, the California ISO continues to see potential challenges in meeting demand during extreme heat waves effecting a substantial portion of the Western States.  Extended periods of extremely hot summer weather, coupled with loss of generation or transmission capacity, could result in supply shortages, according to the California ISO.

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Anaheim Public Utilities continues to be well positioned in the marketplace. Anaheim has the generating resources in place to meet anticipated summer electric demand. However, even though the power supply outlook is stable, extremely hot weather conditions, coupled with supply or transmission disruptions, could result in supply shortages in Southern California or even statewide. Because Anaheim relies on the statewide power grid operated by the California ISO to bring electricity home from resources throughout the West, Anaheim is required to participate in state mandated load reductions, which may include rotating outages, to help maintain the overall stability of the power transmission grid. 

Wise Energy Use


Remember, wise energy use, particularly during peak demand periods remains a sound strategy during the hot summer months. Peak demand typically occurs between 3-9 p.m. By shifting your energy use to non-peak hours and utilizing large appliances after 9 p.m. you help to ensure that energy supplies remain available to meet soaring demands for electricity to power air conditioning loads even when the sun goes down and solar production becomes unavailable.

Consumers can also take steps to prepare for the Flex Alert by doing the following before 3 p.m.
  • “Pre-cool” their homes, or lower air conditioning thermostats.
  • 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.
Please remember to be energy conscious and follow Flex Alerts when called on for conservation. Anaheim Public Utilities offers a wide range of energy- and water-efficiency incentives tailored to meet the needs of Anaheim residential and business customers.  

Learn more about energy and water savings tips.