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Batavia residents asked again to limit power use

BATAVIA – For the third day in a row, the city of Batavia is asking residents to try and postpone electric usage from 1 to 5 p.m. 

Today's alert is due to heat and humidity across the area, states a news release.

"If you are out in the heat, please be careful and drink fluids," the release states. "Please remember to check on your neighbors and relatives. Don’t forget your pets; the heat affects them, too.  

Residents may want to raise their thermostats a couple of degrees if they are running their air conditioning, the release states. 

"You might want to cool your house down over night and keep the shades closed during the day. The price of power has been going down at night, so it OK to use more power at night. Any power you can use at night instead of during the day helps all of us." the release states.

The city is asking residents to turn off any unused lights and electric appliances. 

"Just to remind everyone, we created our Peak Alert Program to conserve electricity, help our environment and control our costs. We created this program to be good stewards of our resources. The Batavia Electric System has plenty of capacity and reserve to serve all of our customers," states the release. 

To learn more, visit www.cityofbatavia.net/content/articlefiles/5156-peak%206.pdf

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