Vermont Electric Cooperative, based in Johnson, is encouraging its members to conserve energy on Wednesday, July 23 between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of weather conditions that are producing high temperatures in northern Vermont and throughout New England.
Here are a few tips to help limit energy use during this time:
• Turn off all unnecessary lights
• Delay use of major appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers
• Raise your thermostat or air conditioner by 3 degrees