Heat, Humidity Lead To Requests To Conserve Power

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Another day of soaring temperatures and high humidity has led to requests to conserve electricity.

The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, which provide electricity to several communities, has issued a Power Savers Alert for 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Berlin Electric’s Tweak Our Peak Alert lasts between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Customers are asked to conserve electricity usage by turning the air conditioner thermostat up by three degrees, putting off use of large appliance until after 7:00 p.m. and turning off unnecessary lights.

The electricity providers say such actions could reduce electricity bills by reducing the amount of power that must be purchased during a time of expected high demand.