ALBERT LEA, Minn. – A peak energy alert is being issued by Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services, MiEnergy Cooperative, People’s Energy Cooperative, and Heartland Power Cooperative.
Due to expected high demand on the power grid, co-op members are being asked to reduce use of electricity between 2 and 6 pm. Members enrolled in the Dual Fuel or Water Heater Load Management Programs will be affected from approximately 2 to 8 pm.
The co-ops says electricity can be conserved by members setting their air conditioner to 78 degrees, especially if no one is home; running the dishwasher or doing laundry later in the evening; using a microwave or grill instead of the oven to cook dinner; and avoid turning on televisions or gaming systems.
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