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The Energy Cooperative in Newark wants customers to watch the amount of electricity they use Tuesday.
Electric loads are expected to remain high through the Ohio region for the entire week. The Energy Cooperative is issuing a peak alert between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm Tuesday.
A peak alert occurs when the Energy Cooperative is extremely close to demanding more electric power than used before. The alert isn't a notice of a power shortage, but simply a load management effort used to reduce the demand for electricity and keeps the cost of power as low as possible.
The Cooperative asks that you reduce energy in the following ways.
-Raise your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher.
-Turn off lights and appliances you aren't using.
-Delay doing laundry or running the dishwasher until later in the evening.
-Take advantage of using the outdoor grill to avoid using stove/oven appliances and keep cooking heat outside.
For more information on peak alerts or for more energy savings tips please log on to www.theenergycoop.com. The Energy Cooperative, based in Newark, Ohio, is a not-for-profit energy enterprise and serves more than 60,000 electric, natural gas and propane members.