LP&L and Xcel ask customers to conserve energy

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Updated: 7/31/2012 12:37 pm

Lubbock Power & Light and Xcel Energy are asking customers to conserve energy. Below are the two press releases sent from both companies.

Regional Electric Grid Balancing Authority Ask Customers To Conserve Electricity

(Lubbock, TX) – To assist in efforts for regional electric grid stability, Lubbock Power and Light is requesting that our customers conserve electricity through 7 p.m. tonight. Chris Sims with LP&L said, “Lubbock is part of a regional electric grid covering the South Plains and Panhandle region and when the Balancing Authority, who maintains grid stability, requests that everyone in the region conserve electricity our customers need to know that if we all are proactive through conservation, we can avoid grid stability problems.” Customers can learn about electricity conservation methods by visiting www.lpandl.com.

Lubbock Power and Light’s Wholesale Electricity Provider and regional electric grid Balancing Authority has issued the following statements. AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electricity customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electricity demand and an unplanned generation outage.

Extremely high electricity demand across a wide region has tightened power supplies, and a major Xcel Energy generating unit is down for unplanned repairs until later this evening.

The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel Energy should produce enough power to meet demand today, but it is possible that reserve margins could tighten as air conditioning load rises in the afternoon hours. 

Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use

AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electricity customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electricity demand and an unplanned generation outage.

Extremely high electricity demand across a wide region has tightened power supplies, and a major Xcel Energy generating unit is down for unplanned repairs until later this evening.

The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel Energy should produce enough power to meet demand today, but it is possible that reserve margins could tighten as air conditioning load rises in the afternoon hours.  

Customers can help prevent power emergencies by:

     Turning off unneeded lights, computers and appliances.

     Setting the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher at home.

     Turning up the thermostat to 85 degrees before leaving home.

     Using major appliances and equipment after 7 p.m., when power demand is lower.

        "We take our responsibility to supply energy to our customers very seriously, and we will declare an Energy Alert only after exhausting all other options,” said Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy company. "Our customers have helped us through similar situations in the past, and we look to them today to help us maintain the integrity of their electricity system. Turning off all lights and appliances that are not essential to health and safety will help us meet everyone’s energy needs without service interruptions. We at Xcel Energy – and your friends and neighbors – thank you.”

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