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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 02:02 PM
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Michigan: Consumers Energy Asks Customers To Reduce Power Use As Heat Persists
JACKSON Consumers Energy is asking its 1.8 million Michigan electric customers today, Thursday, to reduce their power use through the coming night because of the heat wave now affecting Michigan.

Temperatures in the 90s and high humidity have pushed up the customer demand for electricity to near-record levels on the Consumers Energy system. That high demand linked to air conditioning use is expected to continue through the night hours.

Until then, Jackson-based Consumers Energy is asking its electric customers to reduce their power use to help maintain the stability of the electric system.

The utility asks customers to take the following steps:

Raise the temperature setting on air conditioning thermostats by several degrees. A setting of 78 degrees provides comfort and energy efficiency.

Use the clothes washer, clothes dryer, dishwasher, electric oven

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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 08:58 AM
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1. Being from Jackson, Mich. myself...
Edited on Sat Jul-23-11 09:02 AM by Crowman1979
...in the daytime, we use to just close the windows & drapes, shut off the lights and turn the plug-in fans on full blast. Of course our house didn't have air-conditioning. Of course during the night, we'd open all of the windows in the bedrooms.
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