TUCSON, Ariz. — TEP, Trico Electric Cooperative, and SSVECAZ are all asking members to conserve energy during peak hours Tuesday and Wednesday.
They are trying to slow overuse of the electric grid during periods of intense demand, asking people to go easy on electricity between 3 and 8 p.m.
Suggested actions include:
- Not using major appliances.
- Turning off unnecessary lights.
- Unplugging unused electronics.
- Closing blinds and drapes.
- Using fans.
- Making sure refrigerators stay closed.
Those looking for more information should contact their local provider.
Please take steps to conserve energy from 3-8 p.m. today to help ease a regional energy shortage during a heat wave. We expect to have enough energy to serve customers, but we're asking for your help to limit the strain on the grid. Tips and more at https://t.co/Eyf2BiSn6a. pic.twitter.com/jYeG8LL7kh— TEP (@TEPenergy) August 18, 2020