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Valley Power Companies Encouraging Customers to Conserve Energy

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With triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, valley power companies are asking you to conserve energy in hopes of avoiding forced rolling-blackout power restrictions.

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With triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, valley power companies are asking you to conserve energy in hopes of avoiding forced rolling-blackout power restrictions.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12489/7389345?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:06:30 +0000 Valley Power Companies Encouraging Customers to Conserve Energy With triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, valley power companies are asking you to conserve energy in hopes of avoiding forced rolling-blackout power restrictions. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12489/7389345?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KRGV to dangerous levels high temperatures usually translate into high power usage with everyone trying to stay cool. right now, power companies are asking you to conserve energy. channel 5's taylor winkel explains conservation could ease the risk of forced blackouts. 24 hours a day-- "would you like a bag ma'am?" "yes please."7 days a week-- shipley doughnuts serves up the sweets. but today: "oh my gosh, you caught me on the perfect day here." there's some holes in these racks. that's because for 5 hours yesterday, store owner david duff says his mission location lost power-- during prime baking time. "the mcallen store also lost power yesterday." "today i'll probably have some customers coming in that won't be satisfied with their blueberry cake or their buttermilk cake because i wasn't able to produce those without the electricity."this comes just one day after texas used more power in a 1- hour period than it ever has before-- breaking records. "it's getting to a point where our supply is being challenged. our reserves are low."phillip amaya with magic valley electric co-op says this usually doesn't happen until mid to late august. back in april the electric reliabilty council of texas --or ercot-- predicted this would be the case: "they've been telling us since march or april to get ready to conserve-- which is why we have conservation programs." but amaya says everyone needs to work together. "we want every consumer. every member. every customer to conserve a little bit so that way we can all benefit from it."with conservation now-- we can avoid ercot-issued rolling-blackouts later-- "we don't control where that happens. we don't control when that happens. we don't control how long it happens."even worse: uncontrolled "brown-outs," which is a loss in voltage. something that can ruin your appliances. back at shipley's-- conservation is on the mind of david duff-- "it hadn't really made sense because the cost of the bulbs and the fixtures weren't weighing towards the savings and now they are. important when these lights are running non stop. in mcallen, tw, ch 5 news at 6 magic valley has some tips on how you can help conserve energy, and save money during this high power consumption time. this is a channel 5 news extra: turn your thermostat up 2 or 3 degrees from where you normally have it, especially from 3 to 7 p.m. set your thermostat set at 78 degrees when you're home. raise it higher when you leave. close blinds and drapes during the late afternoon. use fans to help cool down rooms and limit the use of large appliances like dishwashers, washer and dryer to the morning or after 7 p.m.





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