Tri-Lakes Residents Asked to
Reduce all Unnecessary Electricity Usage
(Joint press release of Lake Placid Municipal Electric Authority;
National Grid; Tupper Lake Municipal Electric and NYPA)
Peter C. Kroha, Lake Placid Municipal Electric Authority
Tom Corbett, National Grid
John Bouck, Tupper Lake Municipal Electric
Connie Cullen, NYPA
February 12, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYRACUSE Ė In response to the extraordinarily low
temperatures in the Tri-Lakes Region (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and
Tupper Lake), local utilities are asking their customers to reduce
all unnecessary electricity usage tomorrow February 13th from 6 a.m.
The Village of Lake Placid Municipal Electric
System, The New York Power Authority, National Grid and the Village
of Tupper Lake Municipal Electric System are making the appeal to
all customers, including industries, to minimize the risk of power
outages during the unseasonably cold weather.
Customers donít need to stop using electricity
altogether, just limit usage to essential needs only.
Steps that electricity customers can take are:
Turn down thermostats and limit use of electric
heat (base board or electric boilers) to those rooms where it is
Limit use of major appliances such as electric
stoves, dishwashers, televisions and clothes dryers.
Turn off unnecessary lights.
The situation will be constantly monitored, and any
new developments will be reported.
The utilities thank their customers in advance for
their assistance in this effort.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nationís largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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