MVEC is asking consumers to reduce their electricity use as much as possible

As severe winter weather conditions approach the Rio Grande Valley, we want to remind consumers that Magic Valley Electric Cooperative will continue to monitor weather conditions to ensure our system continues to operate properly and meet energy needs.

“We are asking consumers throughout the Rio Grande Valley to reduce their electricity use as much as possible Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.” said Luis Reyes, Communications Manager

Consumers can help us by taking the following steps to reduce energy demand:

  • Turn down your thermostat to 68° in the daytime and 55° at night or when you’re away from home.
  • If you experience an outage, turn off large appliances, including heaters,  to reduce initial demand of energy once power is restored
  • Wear additional layers of clothing while indoors to keep warm.
  • Limit electricity usage to only that consumption which is absolutely necessary.
  • Limit use of large appliances such as dryers, dishwashers and washing machines
  • Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.
  • School districts should consider delaying the start of classes until at least 9:00 am Wednesday morning.

MVEC crews will be on standby overnight to respond to outages throughout our system. Magic Valley members can report outages at www.magicvalley.coop, through MVEC’s mobile app or by calling 866-225-5683.

MVEC will be posting outage restoration updates on Facebook and twitter and members can also visit MVEC’s website at magicvalley.coop to view outage map.

 


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