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Valley Power Companies Encouraging Customers to Conserve Energy

1 year 7 months 4 days ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 July 21, 2018 4:28 PM July 21, 2018 in News

With triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, valley power companies are asking you to conserve energy in hopes of avoiding forced rolling-blackout power restrictions.

“It’s getting to a point where our supply is being challenged. Our reserves are low," explained Phillip Amaya, a technical services division manager at Magic Valley Electric Co-op.

Amaya said this usually doesn’t happen until mid to late August.

CHANNEL 5's Taylor Winkel talked to Amaya about what it all means.

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Magic Valley has some tips on how you can help conserve energy, and save money during this high power consumption time.

-Turn your thermostat up 2 or 3 degrees from where you normally have it, especially between the hours of 3 to 7 p.m.

-Leave your thermostat set at 78 degrees when you’re home

-Turn it up to a higher temperature when you leave

-Close blinds and drapes during the late afternoon

-Use fans to help cool you down

-Limit the use of large appliances like dishwashers and your washer and dryer to the morning time and after 7 p.m.

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