A visitor to the Furnace Creek Vistitor Center walks by a digital thermometer in Death Vally National Park Friday, June 28, 2013 in Furnace Creek, Calif. Excessive heat warnings will continue for much of the Desert Southwest as building high pressure triggers major warming in eastern California, Nevada, and Arizona. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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SAN FRANCISCO —
The California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for Northern California for Monday and Tuesday, and is asking consumers to reduce their energy use because of anticipated high demand.
The demand is expected to be especially high between noon and 7 p.m., when scorching temperatures will result in the increased use of air conditioners.
Energy demand is expected to peak at about 48,300 megawatts around 4:30 p.m. today, and at roughly 47,808 megawatts on Tuesday, California ISO officials said. The ISO controls the state's power grid.
Updated information on energy use and supply is available at www.caiso.com.
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