Flex Alert issued as high temperatures are expected Thursday

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Residents are urged to cut back energy use between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — State power grid officials have called for a Flex Alert for Thursday as high temperatures are expected to strain energy resources.

Cal ISO has called for the voluntary alert for Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and are asking residents to conserve energy to avoid potential power outages.

Residents are asked to conserve energy by avoiding use of major appliances after 3 p.m., setting thermostats to 78 degrees, turning off unnecessary lights, unplugging unused devices and using fans when possible.

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