Help Grant PUD by reducing your energy use

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Help Grant PUD by reducing your energy use 

Frigid temperatures throughout Grant County and the Pacific Northwest this past week have pushed energy use to record levels, strained many regional electric grids, and put a heavy draw on our region’s capacity to generate electricity.

Grant PUD is asking all our customers, including our large industrial customers and Grant PUD’s own facilities, to avoid the potential for local and regional outages by reasonably and safely reducing electricity use over the next 36 hours until outdoor temperatures warm. This is especially necessary during hours of peak energy use: Between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

How you can help?

— Reduce your building’s heat with thermostats set to a recommended 68 degrees.

— Avoid using large electrically powered equipment, including appliances, such as your stove/oven, clothes dryer and dishwasher during peak times. Avoid using large amounts of hot water.

— Reduce temperatures in swimming pools and outdoor hot tubs.

Do not reduce energy use to a point where your health is jeopardized or the integrity of your structure is put at risk. Any reasonable way you can safely reduce energy use will help keep electricity available to everyone — and save you money on your next electric bill.

We will communicate further when it is safe to resume normal operations.

For general tips on how to save energy during the winter, please visit https://www.grantpud.org/ways-to-save">https://www.grantpud.org/ways-to-save.

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