Take Part in California ISO’s Voluntary Load Reduction Program

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, June 9, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA is encouraging members once again to participate in the California Independent System Operators (Cal-ISO) Voluntary Load Reduction Program (VLRP) in a pledge to conserve energy for California during a potential power emergency this summer.

The VLRP is a purely voluntary program that relies upon its participants to reduce their energy consumption by an amount of their choosing during a power emergency.  By involving your company in the program, you are helping to keep the lights on and avoid increased costs that would result from an outage.

In the event of a power crisis, Cal-ISO will send an alert to CMTA which we will then communicate to you through an email.  It’s that simple!

There is no estimate of the amount of demand relief that could be achieved this summer under the VLRP.  However, during the 2001 energy crisis, California reduced its overall energy use by nearly 6 percent, which equates to approximately 5,000 megawatts.  During emergencies even a few hundred megawatts saved can avoid outages.

Click here to sign up

You can also get more information on the VLRP by visiting Cal-ISO. Once there, you can keep a close watch on the power situation this summer by clicking to "Today’s Outlook" where you’ll find a graph giving you the current supply-demand picture for the state, the Conserve-o-Meter showing you when it’s important to conserve, and any alert or warning declared by Cal-ISO.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact William Hodges at (916) 498-3324 or whodges@cmta.net.

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