Imperial Irrigation District has issued a Conserve Alert through Friday September 2nd 2022, due to the Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service.
The Conserve Alert runs from Tuesday, August 30th, through Friday September 2nd, even though the Excessive Heat Warning has been extended through 8 p-m on Labor Day September 5th 2022.
Temperatures in the Coachella Valley and Imperial Valley will range from 110 to 115 degrees for daytime highs and overnight lows near 90.
“By issuing an IID Conserve Alert, we’re asking customers to do what they can to help the local electric grid, yet stay cool,” said Jamie Asbury, IID’s Energy Department manager. “By conserving energy, together we can help maintain reliable energy delivery, avert power outages, take stress off energy infrastructure and help customers lower their monthly electric bill.”
While the district carefully plans for times when electricity may be in short supply, and typically the power grid has ample reserves to satisfy demand, due to the harsh weather conditions, IID customers are encouraged to voluntarily act to conserve energy.
You can conserve energy by:
- Avoiding the use of major appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, charging of electric vehicles, applicable industrial equipment, etc.) between the hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- Setting thermostats at 78 degrees or higher when home.
- Turning off all unnecessary lights.
- Using floor or ceiling fans to cool off for less; (be sure to turn off fans when you leave a room as they only cool people, not spaces).
- Blocking the sun from overheating your home. Inside, use shades, blinds and drapes. Outside, use awnings, trees and shrubs.
The district encourages customers to follow IID on social media, add their email addresses through the online bill payment system or the IID Connect mobile app and visit www.iid.com/ConserveAlert for information. Customers may also contact IID’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-303-7756 to register their emails.
Imperial Irrigation District issues a Conserve Alert, telling people to reduce the use of electricity in late June 2022 due to 110 degree heat.
Photo from Imperial Irrigation District, El Centro CA