Tuesday, May 30, 2023

City of Ukiah Urges Community to Conserve Energy as Heat Wave Hits Region


The following is a press release issued by the City of Ukiah:

Pacific Gas & Electric working on rebuilding after the Hopkins Fire [Picture by Matt LaFever]

Sustained and widespread high temperatures and historic drought conditions are affecting the availability of power generation resources needed to help California meet its electricity demand. The State is asking all residents and businesses to conserve energy at this time. Voluntary conservation efforts can prevent the need for more extreme actions such as service interruptions and power outages. 

The City of Ukiah Electric Utility urges consumers to voluntarily conserve energy to reduce stress on the electricity supply between 4 PM–9 PM when electricity demand is the highest. 

During this time, residents and businesses can help by taking the following actions:

  • Precool your home and set thermostats to 78 degrees Fahrenheit or higher at 4 pm (if health permits);
  • Avoid using major appliances (such as dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, and ovens);
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights;
  • Use fans for cooling instead of air conditioning;
  • Unplug unused items or turn off power strips;
  • Avoid charging electric vehicles, and;
  • Turn off pool pumps.

For more information, http://cityofukiah.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Rolling-Blackout-Flyer-English-Spanish.pdf and for the latest updates, follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofukiah. The City of Ukiah Electric Utility thanks you for doing your part.

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  1. & they want us to buy only electric vehicles in this state come 2035? Is the planet supposed to cool off by then or something? No!! Will pge be held responsible for any heat related deaths if they do planned blackouts?…because i love their lawsuit payouts showing up on my bill! Check government buildings to make sure they’re practicing what they preach

  2. “Consumers are urged to reduce energy use from 4-9 p.m. when the system is most stressed because demand for electricity remains high when factories close for the day and there is less solar energy available when the sun is out until 8 PM,” the state department of redundancy department said in the notice.

    “The top three conservation actions are to set thermostats to Broil or higher, if you are elderly turn when medium rare, avoid using large hand held blenders and forgo charging electric toy vehicles or larger, and turn off all lights, go to bed early, don’t go to work this week, Joe has plenty of printed bucks for unemployment benefits once your company closes and moves to Texas.”

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