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A warning to reduce power usage

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 2:47pm.

Albertans are being urged to reduce their power use, due to high demand that is putting a lot of pressure on the system. The Alberta Electric Sytem Operator (AESO) issued a plea yesterday, after they were being forced to dip into emergency power reserves. So here's some tips on reducing your power consumption:

• Reduce the use or air conditioning
• Use major appliances only after 7pm
• Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances completely
• Closing blinds/shades during the hottest part of the day

There is still a chance of rolling blackouts to help conserve the energy. Stay tuned to social media or local news channels to be updated on the status of this.

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