Peak energy alert issued for Monday

(ABC 6 News) – Although the weather has been unusual at times this winter, it’s still having an impact on the energy grids.

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative, MiEnergy Cooperative and People’s Energy Cooperative have issued a peak energy alert for Monday.

Members enrolled in the Dual Fuel Energy Management Program will be affected from roughly 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Some tips to conserve energy include closing window coverings to keep heat inside, running the dishwasher later in the day and using a microwave to cook instead of an oven.