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Kentucky Power Urges Customers To Conserve Electricity

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Kentucky Power is asking its customers to conserve electricity as bitter cold temperatures continue across its service region.

Spokesman Ronn Robinson says conservation measures help ensure there’s enough power to serve everyone along the grid.

“The unusual cold has led to an increased demand on electricity as customers use electricity to heat their homes. In conserving it, you help ensure that there is enough electricity on the grid to meet the need.” Ronn Robinson

Robinson says use reductions are especially important during peak demand, from six to nine in the morning and three to seven in the afternoon and evening.

He’s suggesting customers turn off lights and appliances not in use and lowering thermostats to the lowest possible level. Use of major appliances like stoves, dishwashers and clothes dryers can also be postponed until mid-day or after 9 p.m.

Kentucky Power has more than 170-thousand customers and 20 counties in eastern Kentucky. 

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