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This Is What Happens When You Flex Your Power

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Yesterday I flexed, I saved power, I took a quick shower in the dark, I refused to use AC in the middle of the day and I lost one candle (or at least, I have a new piece of art resembling, uh....). So what is this flexing your power thing?

A Flex Alert is an urgent call for California businesses, governments and residents to voluntarily reduce their electricity use. The alert is used to prevent Stage 1 Electrical Emergencies - times when the demand for electricity is at its peak, typically during very hot weather.

And it's pretty easy to help out at home or at work:

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  1. Turn off all unnecessary lights, computers and appliances.
  2. Postpone using major appliances until after 7 p.m.
  3. Turn your air conditioning thermostat to 78° F or higher.

Today is another Flex Alert. I'll be on the lookout for another melted item in my house.