SDG&E ready for heat wave

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 21:55:50-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The first real heat wave of summer is descending on San Diego and with it, a demand on the power grid.

San Diego Gas and Electric says it expects to sufficient power for all its customers during the brief rise in temperatures this week.

“While we don’t anticipate at this any formal call of energy saving, it’s always good to conserve when we can,” said SDG&E spokesperson Joe Britton on the prospect of flex alerts.

The power authority recommends turning your air to 78 or higher if you can, using more fans and unplugging any unnecessary appliances.

SDG&E says they will ask their business customers to conserve power before residential customers if the heat sustains longer than they planned.

The ‘reduce your use’ program notifies customers when they can decrease their power usage during peak hours.