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Flex Alert: Energy Conservation in Pasadena Critical During Heat Wave

As Southern California continues to bake in the current hot weather, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is again urging its customers to keep conserving energy to help reduce the strain on the City's electric grid.

"We need our customers to help conserve energy when and where possible," said PWP General Manager Phyllis Currie.

Currie said PWP is asking all customers to set their air conditioner's thermostats to no lower than 78 degrees, the temperature setting also recommended by CAL ISO's Flex Your Power program, www.fypower.org.

PWP is also asking customers to follow these other energy saving tips, too:

  • Close blinds and drapes to block out direct heat and use energy efficient fans as an alternative to staying cool.
  • Shut entry doors while air conditioners are running.
  • Regularly replace dirty filters on air conditions.
  • Use major appliances in the early morning or after 7 p.m., when energy demand is lower.
  • Turn off lights, air conditioners, computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use.
  • Set the refrigerator to 37 degrees, clean coils regularly and unplug unused secondary fridges.

Pasadena Water and Power customers can find dozens of rebate incentives on energy-efficient products for both home and workplace at www.PWPweb.com/Rebates.

Pasadena Water and Power customers with any power emergencies should call (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.

For more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net.


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