Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:17 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California residents have been asked to voluntarily conserve power again as the heat wave baking the U.S. West strained the state’s energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages. The California Independent System Operator issued a Flex Alert for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. However, it passed without any outages and the operator thanks Californians for their conservation efforts. Also Friday, inland areas and deserts boiled. Palm Springs had a high of 119, breaking a record for the day set in 1893. However, temperatures were expected to ease slight over the weekend.