Heat Wave Arrives and Brings Fire Danger

Heat Wave Arrives and Brings Fire Danger

Welcome to the first heat wave of the summer!

Extreme temperatures and elevated fire conditions are forecasted in our area through this weekend. Peak temperatures could exceed 100 degrees tomorrow and Saturday, when many record highs will likely be broken.

The potential for wildfires will be high, particularly in the backcountry, with triple-digit temperatures, coupled with low-humidity and gusty winds across the foothills and mountains.

We Are Prepared

We have been preparing in advance of the heat wave. Adequate electric supplies have been secured, and field crews are on standby to ensure the power grid continues to deliver clean, safe and reliable energy. 

Firefighting crews contracted by SDG&E will accompany our field crews while they perform necessary maintenance work in fire-prone areas. In light of the expected weather conditions and high fire risk, some scheduled maintenance may be cancelled.

In addition, we are closely coordinating with the state grid manager – the California Independent System Operator (ISO) – to monitor system status.

Although we have an extensive summer readiness program in place, circumstances beyond our control may change conditions at any time. Our regional grid is connected to the rest of California, and what happens elsewhere in the state can impact our region.

Resources to Help You Save Energy and Beat the Heat

While there is no formal call for conservation at this time, saving energy is always a good habit. 

You can monitor your energy use by signing up for My Account. Once you are logged in, check out the Energy Management Tool and sign up for energy alerts. We will let you know via email and text messages when your energy use or spending goal reaches a pre-set limit.

Visit sdge.com/summer for summer energy- and money-saving tips and a list of Cool Zones where you can beat the heat without incurring the cost of turning on your own air conditioner.