NEC Requests Voluntary Energy Conservation
ROBSTOWN (Jul. 07, 2022) – Due to record-breaking electric demand due to the extremely hot temperatures, Nueces Electric Cooperative (NEC) is voluntarily asking that consumers throughout its service territory initiate conservation measures to limit and reduce their electric use as much as possible Thursday, July 07 through Tuesday, July 12 as temperatures continue to be high statewide.
Record usage has created new peaks in May (71,688 MW), June (76,766 MW), and July (77,634 MW) and we don’t see relief through the remaining summer months. To help conserve energy in these harsh summer months, NEC recommends that members avoid the unnecessary use of electricity during the peak hours. This includes lighting, stove tops, ovens, dishwashers, water heaters and if possible, raising the air conditioner a degree or two during peak hours. Cooperative members are asked to limit use during peak hours 3:00pm – 7:00pm beginning Thursday, July 7th. The recent June and July peaks have occurred around 5pm.
If Texans curtail personal electricity use, we not only help ease the load demand and manage our future electric bills.
NEC spokesperson Patience Cannon stated “We asks our members to do their part and help in reducing their energy usage today through next Monday by curtailing the unnecessary use of electricity in your homes. The combined efforts of our members and Texans can help ease this situation, curtail peak demands, and control future electric bills. We thank our members for their support.”
NEC encourages all members to follow local news sources, the NEC Facebook page, as well as NEC website for news regarding the severe heat and conservation and other impacts to the Coastal Bend.
About Nueces Electric Cooperative
The mission of Nueces Electric Cooperative, Inc, a member-owned cooperative, is to help our members continually improve their quality of life by providing reliable and cost-effective electric service in a culture where safety is a priority. ###