BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The California Independent System Operator issued a statewide Flex Alert for Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m due to predicted high temperatures.

According to PG&E this is what Californians should do before 4 p.m.:

  • Use major appliances, such as the dishwasher and washer and dryer
  • Close window shades
  • Pre-cool your workspace or home

This is what Californians should do between 4 and 9 p.m., according to PG&E:

  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Avoid the use of major appliances
  • If health permits set your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher
  • Bring cooler air in