Extreme temperatures and the duration of this heat wave across the entire Western United States are causing record demand on California's energy grid. Therefore, the Department of Cannabis Control is asking cannabis companies to reduce their energy consumption. "What we've done so far has worked to keep the lights on. But we are heading into the worst part of the heat wave, and there will be even more demand on the energy grid."
"We need everyone to continue saving energy, especially industrial partners like our cannabis licensees. If we don't all do our part this week, we run the very real risk of power outages. Thankfully, there is a lot you can do to help."
"California residents should avoid using major appliances after 4 p.m. and should turn their thermostat up to 78 or higher. Cannabis licensees are encouraged to conserve energy from 2–9 p.m.– today and again tomorrow. Every action counts."
See below for more tips:
- Unplug unused devices
- Close window coverings to help keep your space cool
- Turn thermostats to 78
- Delay chores that consume energy, like laundry and running the dishwasher
For more information:
Department of Cannabis Control