KIMT-TV 3 NEWS – A peak alert has been issued by Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services, MiEnergy Cooperative, Heartland Power Cooperative, and People’s Energy Cooperative.
All co-op members are asked to reduce use of electricity between 2 and 6 pm. Members enrolled in energy management strategies (load control) can expect to be affected between 2 and 8 pm.
The co-ops say members can conserve electricity during this peak alert period by setting their air conditioner to 78; running the dishwasher or doing laundry later in the evening; using a microwave or grill instead of the oven to cook dinner; and not turning on televisions or gaming systems.
Each seemingly small action can collectively make a big difference in the demand made on the electric grid.