The city of Batavia announced a Peak Alert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Aug. 26, and you can expect more alerts through the balance of the week.
The city is asking residents to postpone electric usage during peak-alert hours, due to heat and humidity in the local area.
"Tomorrow (Tuesday, Aug. 27) looks to be an alert day for the whole RTO as the heat moves east," the city said in a Monday email. "The heat looks like it will be around for the week, so we could have alerts the rest of the week."
Ways to Help
The city offers this advice to help conserve energy during a peak alert:
You may want to raise your thermostat a couple of degrees if you are running your air conditioning. You might want to cool your house down over night and keep the shades closed during the day. The price of power has been going down at night, so it OK to use more power at night. Any power you can use at night instead of during the day helps all of us.
Please turn off any unused lights and electric appliances. Think about going out for a picnic at one of Batavia’s great parks. Or try visiting one of Batavia’s fine dining establishments.
"We created this program to be good stewards of our resources," the city said. "The Batavia Electric System has plenty of capacity and reserve to serve all of our customers."
This link will take you to the flyer on our web site that has more information.
SOURCE: city of Batavia