The Town of Middletown is joining with Delmarva Power in asking their respective customers to conserve energy due to high demand from record-setting cold.
The Town of Middletown is joining with Delmarva Power in asking their respective customers to conserve energy during peak hours from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight and from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow.
Both providers said PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is calling for conservation as a result of extremely high demand for electricity due to record-setting cold weather in the region.
Customers are being asked to set their thermostats a little lower, if health permits; turn off lights and appliances when not in use; postpone the use of major electric appliances until after 9 p.m.; and to cover windows with drapes or blankets to minimize heat loss.
Middletown officials said voluntary reductions in power usage now could prevent the need for more drastic measures in the future, including electricity curtailment.