7/15/2013 - Park Ridge Electric Department Requests Voluntary Energy Conservation This Week from 3PM-6PM to Help Save on Electric Costs
Due to the very hot weather predicted for the entire week, there is a very good chance that our electric utility may hit our system peaks. We are asking the Park Ridge residents and businesses to voluntarily conserve electric this week between the hours of 3PM and 6PM as a means of cutting our costs for next year. Last year your voluntary conservation during this period saved us almost $100,000. Please note that our electric system continues to operate well and we do not anticipate any electric problems.
Some things you can do to reduce your consumption are turning off unnecessary lights, computers and appliances, and turn your air conditioning thermostat to a higher setting. It is important to note that we are not experiencing any electric system emergencies. We are asking for you to consider this voluntary conservation to help reduce our peak load, which will help save on our electric costs for all our customers. Please do not make any changes to your thermostat settings if you have any health related concerns. The Electric and Water Departments have been instituting conservation measures since June 1 and will continue to do so this week.
Feel free to call the Park Ridge Electric Department at 201-391-2113 if you have any questions. Thank you.