FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – PJM Interconnection, which operates the electricity grid for Indiana Michigan Power, is asking its customers to conserve electricity on Tuesday due to bitter cold temperatures that are once again hitting the Fort Wayne area.
I&M officials said this weather will push up the demand for electricity, possibly to record-breaking levels.
Customers are asked to conserve energy especially from 6 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
I&M officials provided the following steps on how customers can conserve energy:
- Set thermostats lower than usual, if health permits.
- Postpone using major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers and clothes
dryers until mid-day or after 9 p.m., when the demand for electricity decreases.
- Turn off electric lights and appliances that you do not need or are not using.
Conserving electricity Tuesday will help ensure adequate power supplies throughout the PJM region.
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