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Empire District Electric Urging Conservation Thursday

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Empire District Electric Urging Conservation Thursday

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED Feb 5, 2014

Empire District Electric has issued a 'peak advisory' for tomorrow morning between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The idea is to conserve energy and help hold down fuel costs during this extreme cold weather.

You're being asked to lower the thermostat and unplug computers, T-V's and appliances that aren't being used.

JOPLIN, MO – February 5, 2014 –The Empire District Electric Company has issued a peak advisory for tomorrow due to the extreme cold and high demand.

Empire requests customers reduce consumption during the hours from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Suggestions for reducing consumption include the following:

• Set thermostats to 65 degrees or as low as comfortable.

• Turn off and unplug computers, monitors, printers and televisions during periods of non-use.

• Turn off nonessential lights.

• Postpone all nonessential energy use.

Customers who are elderly or have medical conditions complicated by the cold should not lower their thermostat. These voluntary actions will help hold down fuel costs for customers. Based in Joplin, Missouri, 

Nancy Simpson

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting