LES Ask Customers to Conserve Energy Friday

By: Courtesy: LES
By: Courtesy: LES

The LES Power Use Watch hot weather alert requests customers conserve energy between 1-8 p.m.:
In your home:

  • Set your thermostat to 80° F or higher, or raise your thermostat settings by at least 3 degrees.
  • Each degree setting above 80° decreases cooling costs by 3-5 percent.
  • Close blinds, shades and draperies on the west and south sides of homes to reduce heat gain.

Restrict the use of heat-producing appliances, like your oven or clothes dryer, to the cooler hours of the day. Cook outdoors, use a microwave oven, or prepare cold meals to avoid heating up the kitchen, the house and adding moisture to the air.
In your business:

  • Set thermostats to 80° F or higher, or raise your thermostat settings by at least 3 degrees.
  • Close blinds, shades and draperies on the west and south sides of businesses to reduce heat gain.
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room. Use task lighting directed at a specific area instead of overhead or general lighting.

For more information on conserving energy, click HERE.

 

The Lincoln Electric System Power Use Watch has been extended to Friday, July 6 from 1 to 8 p.m.

LES Administrator and CEO Kevin Wailes said hot weather is expected to push energy usage in the LES service area to near record highs. While LES has planned to have adequate energy to meet projected peak demand for electricity during hot summer days, generating station outages for LES and the region have made the ability for LES to obtain energy more difficult.

Wailes stated, “While we have an adequate supply of generation for days like today, our concern is that if increased use and heat stress disrupt transmission and distribution locally or in the upper Midwest, or if we lose an additional major power plant, our region’s ability to provide replacement power will be impacted. Additionally, if power is simply unavailable, we would have to implement more extreme load reduction measures.”

LES is dealing with multiple generating unit outages. Additionally, although the electrical transmission system is designed for hot weather, transmission system loading in the region has added to the difficulty in buying replacement power.

Wailes said customers have a choice in the consumption of energy to help to reduce their own electric bill and reduce stress on the system as we approach high demand levels. “It is the best interest of our customers to reduce energy use. So, we are asking our customers to take several money- and energy-saving measures.”

The LES Power Use Watch hot weather alert requests customers conserve energy between 1-8 p.m.:
In your home:
• Set your thermostat to 80° F or higher, or raise your thermostat settings by at least 3 degrees. Each degree setting above 80° decreases cooling costs by 3-5 percent.
• Close blinds, shades and draperies on the west and south sides of homes to reduce heat gain.
• Restrict the use of heat-producing appliances, like your oven or clothes dryer, to the cooler hours of the day. Cook outdoors, use a microwave oven, or prepare cold meals to avoid heating up the kitchen, the house and adding moisture to the air.
In your business:
• Set thermostats to 80° F or higher, or raise your thermostat settings by at least 3 degrees.
• Close blinds, shades and draperies on the west and south sides of businesses to reduce heat gain.
• Turn off lights when you leave a room. Use task lighting directed at a specific area instead of overhead or general lighting.

“LES appreciates everything our customers can do to cut back their use of electricity,” Wailes said. “In the long run, a conservation effort by each customer reduces the costs to everyone.”


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