FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corp. asks customers to conserve energy.
The warmer it gets outside the more strain is put on energy grids. This has caused Northeastern REMC to issue a peak demand alert to decrease some of the usage.
The utility company serves parts of six counties, including Allen, Noble, Huntington, Wabash and a good portion of Whitley County.
Northeastern REMC serves about 27,000 homes and businesses. They are asking customers to hold off on non-essential usage such as running dishwashers between the peak demand hours of 5 and 8 p.m.
They are not asking customers to turn off the air conditioning, but to do what they can to conserve energy during those peak hours.
Indiana Michigan Power is also not asking customers to cut back, but say conservation is never a bad idea. They are postponing any maintenance until after the heat wave passes.
I&M set a record for usage last July 21 during the two to three weeks of 90 degree weather. Therefore, while this stretch has been hot, it has not been a record.
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