Grid Manager Advises Sweltering Mainers to Hike up Into the Mountains and Stand in Front of Those Giant Fans


conserve electricityHOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — New England’s regional grid manager is asking residents to conserve electricity as this week’s continuing hot, humid weather threatens to strain the power system. Officials at ISO New England are suggesting numerous steps cut power and avoid possible outages, including raising air conditioning thermostats to between 74 and 78 degrees and turning off unneeded residential home lights or office equipment. They’re also asking people to put off laundry and other chores requiring electricity until the early morning or late evening hours. (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)

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