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