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Raleigh, N.C. —In preparation for all-time highs in electricity demand due to the extreme heat, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are asking their members to voluntarily conserve electricity. Conservation is necessary in order to prevent further strain on energy resources.
This high demand is expected to continue through Friday, August 10.
You can help by turning off or adjust the following:
- Unnecessary lights
- Stereos, VCRs/DVD players, televisions (use a battery-powered radio to get information)
- Electric range and oven
- Dishwashers, washing machines and dryers (postpone use until heat wave is over)
- Personal computers
- Air conditioners (turn them off, or raise your thermostat to the highest comfortable setting)
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives provide energy to 2.5 million people in 93 of 100 counties, primarily in rural parts of the state. The electric cooperatives own and maintain 95,000 miles of power lines, by far the most of any electric utility in North Carolina.