Flex Alert Issued for California, Riverside Public Utilities Customers Are Reminded to Save Energy and Water Through Rebates and Conservation Measures.

Published: 6/20/2017

Riverside, Calif. – With triple digits in the Inland Empire forecast, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) reminds customers to stay cool and conserve energy and save water. California ISO issued a Flex Alert effective Tuesday June 20, 2017. RPU customers are urged to conserve electricity to avoid power disruptions by:

  • Turning air conditioner thermostats up to 78 degrees
  • Postpone using major appliances until after 9 p.m.
  • Turning off unnecessary lights

Now is the time to prepare and plan how to beat the summer heat. RPU offers water and energy saving rebates and incentives for conservation measures. Additional water-saving incentives include: rebates for installing high efficiency toilets and clothes washers; high efficiency sprinkler nozzles.

RPU also has a variety of rebates and incentives available for its energy customers including: weatherization rebates on attic and wall insulation, Energy Star-rated windows, doors, ceiling fans, room air conditioners, and select appliances.

"Simple steps taken to conserve energy and water, especially during the hot summer months, make a noticeable impact on the grid and in our community," says Michael Bacich, Assistant General Manager Customer Relations/Marketing.