Peak energy alert Friday

(ABC 6 News) – Due to high demand on the regional electrical grid, cooperative members are urged to reduce usage as they are able. 

Freeborn-Mower Electric Cooperative (Albert Lea), MiEnergy Cooperative (Rushford), People’s Energy Cooperative (Oronoco), and Heartland Power Cooperative (St. Ansgar) are issuing a peak energy alert for Friday, January 27 beginning at approximately 7 a.m. 

Members enrolled in the Dual Fuel Energy Management Program will be affected from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Members can conserve electricity during this peak alert period by setting their heating systems to at least 68o, lower if no one is home; running the dishwasher or doing laundry later in the evening; using a microwave instead of the oven to cook; and refraining from turning on televisions or gaming systems. Each seemingly small action can collectively make a big difference in the demand made on the electric grid.