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Batavia residents asked to limit power today

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:42 p.m. CDT

BATAVIA – The city of Batavia is asking that residents try to postpone electric usage from 2 to 6 p.m. today.

"Today's alert is due to heat and humidity across the PJM market area," stated a news release. "Thursday's forecast for the PJM area is below our alert threshold.  At this time, I would not expect an alert on Thursday. The weather forecast for our area in on our side, you may not have to do too much to conserve today. "

Residents may want to raise their thermostats a couple of degrees if they are running their air conditioning or open their windows for the next couple of days, the release stated.

"You might want to cool your house down over night and keep the shades closed during the day," the release stated. "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 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," the release stated. "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."

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

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