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Imperial Irrigation District Issues “Conserve Alert”; Urges Customers To Reduce Power Use

A faint lamp on a table in a very dimly lit bedroom. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR
A faint lamp on a table in a very dimly lit bedroom. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR

Due to dangerously hot conditions this week and the Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service, Imperial Irrigation District has issued a Conserve Alert Tuesday June 15th, through Friday June 18th, encouraging its customers to voluntarily conserve energy.

 

“By issuing this alert, we’re asking our customers to do what they can to help the local electric grid,” said Marilyn Del Bosque Gilbert, IID Energy manager. “By conserving energy, we can take stress off energy infrastructure, help maintain reliable energy delivery, avert power outages and help customers lower their monthly electric bill. So, it’s a win-win.”

 

While the district carefully plans for times when electricity may be in short supply, and typically the power grid has ample reserves to satisfy demand around the clock, due to the harsh weather conditions this week, IID customers are encouraged to voluntarily take action to conserve energy. The weather service calls for hot conditions all week, with afternoon temperatures expected to climb to 115 – 120 degrees Tuesday through Friday.

 

To conserve energy:

  • Avoid the use of major appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, charging of electric vehicles, applicable industrial equipment, etc.) between peak hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher when home.
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights.
  • Use floor or ceiling fans to cool off for less; however, be sure to turn fans off when you leave a room as they only cool people, not spaces.
  • Block the sun from overheating your home. Inside, use shades, blinds and drapes. Outside, use awnings, trees and shrubs.

 

The district encourages customers to follow IID on social media, add their email addresses through the online bill payment system or the IID Connect mobile app and visit www.iid.com/ConserveAlert for information. Customers may also contact IID’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-303-7756 to register their emails.

 

A faint lamp on a table in a very dimly lit bedroom.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR

 


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