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Energy Consumption Up with Frigid Temps
MIAMI VALLEY -- As the arctic temperatures take hold, folks are heating up their homes to keep warm. But are the high levels of energy and gas consumption causing problems for our providers?
"We don't want any breaks, because when it gets that cold it's much more difficult to repair," Celina Mayor Jeffery Hazel explained.
With temperatures the lowest in two decades, Mercer County residents have been put on alert about their gas usage.
"We've been contacted by Dominion East Ohio saying that they are very concerned about the pressurized gas lines coming in here. So people need to be very careful about how much they use their gas," Hazel added.
Just like Vectren, who says the closure of schools and businesses today kept usage down. In the coming days as large buildings open back up, they'll continue watching their gas supply and flow in real time.
Also being proactive with their customers, Duke Energy, who began placing 'reverse 911' calls to the elderly, needy and customers with medical conditions. Officials say these personal calls warn their customers about the weather conditions and make sure they have a location to go to in the case of an outage.
Edison Energy is asking customers to make due with a couple degrees less to conserve energy. While there are no concerns of a shortage right now, they are monitoring usage closely.
A DP&L spokesperson sent us this statement:
"DP&L has always asked our customers to use energy wisely. We have sufficient power to meet our customers' needs and we have not asked for customers to conserve."
If you're in need of an immediate conservation fix, gas companies suggest keeping the thermostat at 68 degrees. And try using this trick: take a rolled up towel or blanket and place it at the bottoms of doors to block drafts.
By keeping your energy usage down, you also keep your bills down. Vectren wants to remind you this December was 20 percent colder than December 2012, so expect a higher January bill.
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