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Peak Energy Alert Thursday evening

KAAL-TV
Updated: February 13, 2020 03:55 PM
Created: February 13, 2020 03:42 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Residents across southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa need to consider conserving energy Thursday evening. 

Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services (Albert Lea), MiEnergy Cooperative (Rushford), People’s Energy Cooperative (Oronoco), and Heartland Power Cooperative (St. Ansgar) have issued a peak energy alert from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday. 

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Members enrolled in the Dual Fuel or Water Heater Energy Management Programs will be affected until 11:00 p.m. this evening.

Tips for keeping energy use low in this cold weather include: 

  • Set heat to 68 degrees or lower if no one is home
  • Wear layers of clothing
  • Wait to run the dishwasher or to do laundry
  • Don't turn on the oven


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