For immediate release: January 17, 2001
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989

What To Do If There Are
Electricity Curtailments In Your Neighborhood

California's Independent System Operator has declared a Stage 3, and utilities have begun temporary curtailments in an attempt to manage the available reserves of electricity. These planned events shut the electrical power off in an area for a short period of time usually less than two hours before the power for that area is restored and another section of the service area is taken off line.

At this time, all Californians should conserve as much energy as possible, to minimize the curtailments that must take place.

If a curtailment is implemented in your neighborhood, remember that it is a controlled event. The electricity will come back on within a couple of hours. Until power is restored, consider these tips.

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