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Utility companies ask members to conserve energy during peak hours Tuesday and Wednesday

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 19:09:24-04

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.