CSAC Bulletin Article

CSAC Applauds Counties’ Response to Unprecedented Heat Wave

September 8, 2022

As California enters its ninth consecutive day of Flex Alerts during this unprecedented heat wave, the California State Association of Counties® (CSAC) acknowledges the incredible efforts of California’s 58 counties to reduce the strain on the electric grid. Counties have taken every available opportunity over the last week to conserve energy and reduce demand, including powering down county office buildings and activating backup generators.

We would also like to take the opportunity to recognize those working in our energy industry and our power generation facilities. Their expertise and guidance have been critical to maintaining the grid and avoiding power loss. 

Demand reached record highs on Tuesday and Wednesday, but rolling blackouts were avoided thanks to our collective conservation actions. We are now in the final stretch of California’s unprecedented heat wave. CSAC calls on counties to double down on conservation efforts today and tomorrow, and possibly into the weekend. CSAC representatives will continue to provide daily updates as conditions evolve.

Thank you for doing your part to keep the lights on. Together we can weather this unprecedented heat wave.

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