NV Energy is urging customers to conserve electricity today and tomorrow between 6 and 9 p.m. in order to help offset energy supply issues caused by record-breaking heat in the western United States and out-of-state wildfires affecting regional transmission lines.
Conservation is the best way to reduce strain on the local power grid.
Effective measures to conserve energy at home during this time period include:
- Turn off lights
- Turn off pool pumps
- Unplug appliances not in use
- Avoid using large electrical appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and electric clothes dryers
- Adjust the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher to reduce the use of air conditioning during this time, and use ceiling fans to cool people and pets. Pre-cool your home prior to 6 p.m.
- Keep the refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible
- Close window coverings to keep the heat out
- Do not charge electric vehicles between 6 and 9 p.m.
We appreciate any small changes that can be made to reduce your energy use today and tomorrow. By conserving energy together, we will help prevent the current western United States energy supply issues from impacting service reliability.
Please visit nvenergy.com for more information and conservation tips.