Report #3.0 8/10/09
Sorry for the late notice but the ISO changed their forecast last night and are now forecasting a possible summer peak for this afternoon.
They are predicting the peak hour today will exceed all previous peaks this summer and will occur either between 2 & 3 PM or between 4 & 5 PM on 8/11/2009.
In addition, their present forecast for tomorrow is only slightly less than today’s prediction and therefore may be subject to change depending on the weather.
Therefore, any reductions you are able to make in your electrical consumption between 2PM and 5PM today, 8/11 will be very helpful and appreciated.
Possible measures you might take include turning up your air conditioning thermostat a few degrees, reducing unnecessary lighting, curtailing the use of electric dryers, washing machines, pool pumps or simply rescheduling their use either before or after the anticipated peak period.
Thanks again for your participation.