Updated: August 10, 2020 01:37 PM
Created: August 10, 2020 12:25 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Due to the high demand on the regional power grid, local energy cooperatives are urging members to reduce electrical usage starting from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday.
Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services (Albert Lea), MiEnergy Cooperative (Rushford), Heartland Power Cooperative (St. Ansgar), and People’s Energy Cooperative (Oronoco) have issued a peak energy alert Monday.
Members can conserve electricity during this peak alert period by 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 refrain from turning on televisions or gaming systems.
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