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7/21/08

Xcel Asks Customers To Conserve Energy

Xcel Energy says it expects a high demand for electricity Monday night and asks you to conserve. 

The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. Monday in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel says they should produce enough power to meet the day's demand, but it is possible as more air conditioners are turned on in the evening hours there could be some outages. 

Xcel recommends some simple steps you can take to help cut back.

  • Turn off unneeded lights, computers and appliances.
  • When home - set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher.
  • Then turn up the thermostat to 85 degrees before leaving.
  • Lastly use major appliances and equipment after 7 p.m. in the evening when power demand is lower.

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