The Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative today issued a peak demand alert for between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., today, and between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. tomorrow, due to sub-zero temperatures.
These times are subject to change as forecasts are updated, so members should prepare for the time to extend slightly beyond these times.
President and CEO George Walton stated, “The alert is to urge both commercial and residential members to reduce electricity use during those periods and coincides with the activation of automatic load control switches.
“It is important to note there is no shortage of power. A portion of what Hancock-Wood pays for electricity is determined by peak demand, so Members’ participation in controlling electric use helps us to keep electric rates stable.”
The utility has 10 districts in portions of Hancock, Wood, Allen, Erie, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties. For more information, visit the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative web site at www.hwe.coop or call 800-445-4840.