Hancock-Wood Electric Co-operative will be conducting load control measures on members during peak demand times today, between 3 and 6 p.m.
According to a press release from Hancock-Wood Electric, hot temperatures and the resulting high energy use are the causes for the load control measures.
“The alert is to urge both commercial and residential members to reduce electricity use during those periods and to advise them it is very possible it will coincide with the activation of automatic load control switches,” Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op President and CEO George Walton said.
Load control switches on heat-pumps, geothermal units and water heaters may be activated across the state, affecting all 10 districts in the Hancock-Wood service area located in portions of Hancock, Wood, Allen, Erie, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties.
Weather forecasts predict high temperatures continuing during the week, which may prompt the necessity of another issuance of a load control alert, Hancock-Wood Electric said.