San Diego Gas & Electric announced its first "reduce your use" days of the summer, meaning Thursday and Friday customers are getting a small reduction in their electric bill for turning down air conditioning and turning off appliances from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The initial announcement covered only Thursday, but was extended to run through Friday.
SDG&E instituted the program in part to wth the . New smart meters installed over the last year at the homes of most SDG&E customers make the program possible, according to utility officials. The meters allow customers and SDG&E to monitor their electricity usage in near real time.
The reduce your use day has been annouced in response to the extreme high temperatures over this week.