SCE warns of possible outages this weekend
BARSTOW • Unstable weather over the weekend might interrupt electric service, Southern California Edison warned.
With the High Desert set for high temperatures and thunderstorms forecast through the weekend, SCE reminds customers about the importance of energy conservation, according to a news release.
The release stated SCE is taking step to ensure crews are immediately available to respond to outages in all of their service areas and communities.
The SCE urges residential customers and those that use large amounts of energy to consider conserving because it can help to provide added reserve if an unexpected power emergency occurs.
Some of SCE’s tips to conserving energy include:
• Setting thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.
• Using electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
• Closing drapes and blinds to keep out direct sunlight during hot periods.
• Avoiding the use of evaporative coolers or humidifiers at the same time an air conditioner is running.
• When possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work processes to morning or evening hours.
SCE also recommends that customers to stay cool as possible during the heat by keeping outdoor activities to a minimum and drinking plenty of water.
Low-income and medically sensitive customers are urged to take advantage of SCE Cool Centers. For more information about Cool Centers visit www.sce.com/coolcenters.