Extreme Cold Means It’s Time To Conserve Electricity
PJM issued a statement Tuesday morning that said the most important times to save energy during cold snaps is between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“Conserving electricity on Tuesday will help ensure adequate power supplies,” said the company’s statement. Extremely cold weather causes an increase in electricity demand, it said.
The company had tips on how to save electricity in the coldest weather:
Set thermostats lower than usual, if health permits,
Postpone using major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers and clothes dryers until mid‐day or after 9 p.m., when the demand for electricity decreases, and