Greer CPW customers set near record peaks for electric usage

Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

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 Greer CPW customers set near record peaks for electric usage


With temperatures at or below freezing,Greer residents are cranking uthheat and settinneaelectric usagrecords.


Tuesday Jan.2,2018 between7 a.m. and 8a.m. thtotal systedemand was 75,962 megawatt-hours, nearlbeatinthpeak o76,590 megawatt-hours seon Jan.7,2014 during a previous cold winter freeze.


Tips to conserve energy

  • Turn off unnecessary lights anappliances
  • Keep thermostaat comfortable temperature anavoid turning thermostat completely off to avoid pulling more energy
  • Wear warm clothing inside your hominsteaof cranking uthheat
  • Open curtains or blinds durinthdatallow sunlight in
  • After baking in thoveanafter turning the oveoff,crack thdoor to allow the warmth theayour home
  • If the power goeout,turn off appliances so there is not a surgon thelectric systewhen thpower comeback on

Tips to stay safe in the cold

  • Dress in layers anavoid spending timoutdoors
  • Protect  your exterioand interior plumbing by wrapping thewith materials found ahardware or building supply stores
  • Keep cabinedoors to sinks and pipes open to alloheat to reach the pipes
  • Leave a slodrifrom faucets in unheateareas to prevenpipefrom freezing
  • If youpipedfreezetry thawing them with a hair dryebefore calling a plumber
  • Havaalternate heat source like a propanheateogenerator in case thpower goes out
  • Keep spacheaters at least 3 feeawafrom flammable items

Tips for paying your utility bill

  • Greer CPworks with GreeRelietmatcdonationup to $25,00undethe Caring People Working Togetheprogram. If yoqualifyyou could receive assistance paying your utility bill through Greer Relief, 202 Victoria St., Greer. Phone 864-848-5356.





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