Texas Customers Requested to Conserve Energy This Week

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Due to extremely high temperatures across Texas, we are asking our customers to help conserve energy, especially during the hours of 3 and 7 pm, for the remainder of this week. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reminds customers to use power wisely – while there is sufficient generation to serve today’s electric use, new peaks were reached in July for load on the grid and temperatures continue to rise.

Please reduce your energy consumption between 3 and 7pm daily and help reduce the strain on the electric grid.

Here are a few simple steps to help:

1.  Turn thermostats at home up two or three degrees and block direct sun by closing blinds or drapes;

2.  Turn off lights, TVs, computers, or other electrical equipment when not in use;

3. Postpone chores that require the use of large appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, until after 7pm or later in the evening;

4. Set pool pumps to run late at night or early in the morning.

To receive real-time updates on the ERCOT grid, and for tips on how to conserve energy, download ERCOT’s free smart phone app for iPhone or Android.  For additional conservation tips please visit Green Mountain’s Energy Saver Center

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