Saving Energy During the Summer
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the California electricity grid, is the one responsible for issuing Flex Alerts when power resources are strained. A Flex Alert calls consumers to conserve electricity when an energy supply shortage is anticipated voluntarily and typically occurs in the summer during heat waves. Here are some energy tips that will help you save money and help reduce energy use when a Flex Alert is called this Summer:
» Turn off unnecessary lights and use natural light.
» Use dishwashers and major appliances before 3:00 PM.
» Wash clothes in cold water and hang your clothes outside to dry when
» Unplug or turn off electrical devices that are not in use; this can save you
up to $100 on your annual energy costs.
» Use fans when possible or set your thermostat to 78 degrees if health
» When safe let the cool air in at night by opening windows, then close them
back up in the morning before the day warms up.
» Change filters on your appliances regularly to keep them from
» Adjust your water heater to the normal setting, and the lowest setting
when on vacation.
For more great tips visit https://www.flexalert.org/save-energy/energysaving-
PRIME Can Help You Save on Your Energy Bills This Summer
When PRIME customers sign up for OhmConnect, they will notify customers when electricity prices spike. Customers will receive an SMS text or email alert to turn off lights and appliances, avoiding energy prices when it is most expensive; this allows customers to lower their energy bill. Customers can turn off power and appliances automatically by linking a smart thermostat or smart plugs, all while earning rewards simultaneously. If a customer does not own a smart thermostat or plug, they can sign up now and get $50* towards one; it takes just 2 minutes to join! This program is 100% free and has no minimum requirement. On average OhmConnect participants save 10% or more on their electricity.
For more details on OhmConnect, visit their website at ohmconnect.com or simply connect using the QR code to the right.