Demand for electricity is expected to increase as the extremely cold weather lingers for the next several days. Cotton Electric and its power supplier are asking members to conserve electricity, if health permits, by taking a few simple conservation steps, including:
Setting thermostats lower than usual.
Postponing use of major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers and clothes dryers until mid-day or after 9 p.m., when the demand for electricity decreases.
Turning off electric lights and appliances that you do not need or are not using.
Conserving electricity today will help bolster system reliability and ensure that adequate power supplies remain available during the extreme weather conditions already being experienced and expected over the next couple of days.