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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Heat Resources for Moorpark Area

Moorpark's tagline is "Life Can Be This Good!" But sometimes, Moorpark is reminded that "Life Can Be This Hot!" Here are some resources for Moorpark residents, businesses, and visitors to help navigate resources during hot weather in Moorpark.

Cooling Centers

The City invites you to enjoy our air conditioning at either of two cooling centers that you are welcome to enjoy during the warmest times of the day. If you need to beat the heat, please visit us at:

  • Moorpark City Library
    699 Moorpark Avenue
    Mon-Thu: 10A-8P
    Fri-Sat: 10A-5P
    Sun: 1P-5P
  • Moorpark Active Adult Center
    799 Moorpark Avenue
    Mon-Fri: 8A-4P

Flex Alerts and Power Outages

Though rare, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) can order rotating power outages if there is not enough electricity in California to meet demand. Whenever CAISO forecasts weather conditions that may threaten California's electrical supply, they will issue a "Flex Alert" that encourages the public to conserve electricity in order to prevent rotating power outages. You can check for flex alerts at any time on the CAISO website.

In the event of a rotating or any other power outage, please visit Southern California Edison's (SCE's) Outage Center.

How Can I Best Conserve Electricity?

To prepare for a Flex Alert, you can take these steps before 4PM:

  • "Pre-cool" homes or lower air-conditioning thermostats
  • Charge electric vehicles
  • Charge mobile devices and laptops
  • Run dishwashers, washing machines, and other major appliances
  • Set pool pumps to run in the early morning or late at night

Here are other ways you can conserve energy:

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home, and to 85 degrees or “off” when you are away
  • Cook with an outdoor grill or microwave to keep your home cooler
  • Give your air conditioner a rest when you can, and cool your home with open windows and fans when you can
  • Shut off lights when leaving a room
  • Close your blinds to keep out the afternoon heat
  • Limit the opening and reopening of refrigerators, which are major users of electricity in many homes
  • Plug home electronics into power strips and turn off power strips when equipment is not in use
  • Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they are not in use
  • Give your dryer a break 4-9 p.m. and hang dry your clothes, if you can
  • When possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work to morning or late-evening hours

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