The hot temperatures for three consecutive days means that Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) is once again issuing a peak energy alert today to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market.
Peak energy alerts were also issued on Monday and Tuesday of this week. TEC asks members to help by reducing their electric use.
When peak energy alerts are announced energy conservation is critical, particularly between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
TEC will begin full load control from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This includes peak alert account generators, manual shut down accounts and irrigators. Members participating in the cooperative’s load management programs for water heaters and air conditioners will also be controlled. Members can check out the load control status links on TEC’s website, www.tec.coop, for specific control parameters.
Due to hot and humid weather conditions forecasted across the area for the week, TEC encourages members to do what they can to stay cool while reducing electric use.