Lake Country Power Asking Members to Cut Back on Electricity Use

By KBJR News 1

Lake Country Power Asking Members to Cut Back on Electricity Use

July 8, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2013 at 11:50 AM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Lake Country Power officials say they need their members to cut back on electricity use for today,

The company has issued a Critical Peak Pricing Alert due to recent extreme temperatures and humidity creating high demand and high prices for electricity.

Lake County Power is asking its members to voluntarily cut back on electricity use today from noon to 10pm.

Company officials say they have an adequate supply of electricity, but need its members to conserve energy for today to help keep costs down.

Officials offer these tips to conserve energy:
• Postpone use of appliances such as washers, dryers and dishwashers until after 10 p.m.
• Turn off lights and appliances that are not essential to health and safety.
• Turn off computers and other electrical equipment when not in use.
• Keep shades pulled and doors and windows closed during the day.
• Use a microwave oven instead of a conventional electric oven or gas stove.
• Sett the thermostat on your central air conditioner to 78 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
• Supplement air-conditioner use with ceiling fans and other fans, which create a wind-chill effect that increases air-conditioning cooling efficiency.
• Take shorter showers.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns