Energy Demand Could Be Record-Breaking Tues.

Posted On January 27, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

thermostat-wall-green(Undated) – With the overnight low temperature expected to reach -11 in the tri-state, many residents will have their HVACs and other heating sources working overtime to keep homes warm.

The frigid cold has the potential to make Tuesday a record-breaking day for energy demand, grid operator PJM Interconnection says.

PJM has requested that customers of all of its member utilities – they cover 61 million people in 13 states including Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky with 62,556 miles of transmission lines – do their best to conserve electricity. The company ensures the reliability of its power system in all states it covers.

Consumers are asked to conserve from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., when demand is highest.

Suggested methods for reducing energy consumption:

-Set thermostats lower than usual, if health permits.

-Postpone using major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers and clothes dryers until mid-day or after 9:00 p.m., when the demand for electricity decreases.

-Turn off electric lights and appliances that you do not need or are not using.


And the Obama administration has dictated the closing of 265 fossil fueled generating units across the country. Hang on to your wallets boys & girls!!