NPPD Asking For Voluntary Energy Conservation During Cold Snap

    NPPD is asking its wholesale and retail customers to conserve energy use through Wednesday to mitigate the risk of potential widespread and longer-lasting outages due to current and future low temperatures 

      NPPD spokesman Mark Decker says the extremely cold weather covers such a wide area of the country that it’s led to increasingly tightening conditions in the Southwest Power Pool service territory, of which NPPD is a member. 

      Decker says NPPD is currently operating all available generating resources to meet demand, but that voluntary conservation by electric consumers will make even more energy available. 

       Among the actions customers can make without putting safety at risk are turning down the thermostat to 68 in the day and lower at night, closing shades and blinds to reduce heat loss through windows, and turning off non-essential lights, and not using large appliances such as ovens and washing machines.