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IID Conserve Alerts raise energy conservation awareness

-Editorial

As the summer of 2022 ensues, Imperial Irrigation District advises its customers that, if situations arise when electricity may be in short supply, the district will issue Conserve Alert notifications.

The notifications seek voluntary participation on behalf of IID energy customers to curb electricity use when energy supplies are tight, helping avoid power outages.

Although IID is prepared to meet the summer energy load demand, there can be times when supply margins are tight. Energy conservation helps IID customers have been great by reducing consumption.

During the summer of 2021, IID’s energy demand reached an all-time historical peak at 1,135 megawatts last August. Projections for this summer are similar.

IID encourages customers to remain cool this summer and conserve energy by:

  • Avoiding the use of major appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, electric vehicle charging, applicable industrial equipment, etc.) between peak hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher when home.
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights.
  • Use floor or ceiling fans to cool off for less; however, be sure to turn fans off when you leave a room as they only cool people, not spaces.
  • Block the sun from overheating your home. Inside, use shades, blinds and drapes. Outside, use awnings, trees and shrubs.

The district encourages customers to follow IID on social media, add their email address through the online bill payment system or the IID Connect mobile app and visit www.iid.com/ConserveAlert for information. Customers may also contact IID’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-303-7756 to register their emails.

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