Today’s expected frigid temperatures have caused Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative to issue a peak demand alert between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
The utility said it is likely that load control will be conducted during the peak demand alert, and that load control could extend slightly beyond the expected time frame.
“The alert is to urge both commercial and residential members to reduce electricity use during those periods and likely will coincide with the activation of automatic load control switches,” President and CEO George Walton stated. “This action is not a shortage of power but a cost-saving measure for co-op members. 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 customers in parts of Hancock, Wood, Allen, Erie, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties.