LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – With excessive heat expected in the Las Vegas Valley this week, NV Energy is urging customers to conserve electricity on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

NV Energy is urging customers in northern and southern Nevada to save electricity Wednesday and Thursday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to a press release.

Demand for conservation of electricity aims to help offset energy supply problems caused by excessive heat in California and Nevada, gas and energy supply constraints, and access to market power , said the utility.

“While NV Energy is fully prepared to provide energy to its customers today and tomorrow through our own production and market purchasing, conservation ensures that our power grid is in the best possible position. during times of high energy demand, ”NV Energy said in The Release.

According to NV Energy, effective measures to save energy during this period include:

  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Avoid using large electrical appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and electric dryers
  • · Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher to reduce the use of air conditioning, avoiding any medical problems, and use ceiling fans to cool people and pets. Pre-cool your home before 5 p.m.
  • Keep the fridge and freezer closed as much as possible
  • Turn off the pool pumps
  • Disconnect unused devices
  • Close window coverings to keep the heat out
  • Do not charge electric vehicles between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“With high temperatures forecast this week, we anticipate an increase in energy demand in the western United States, which could contribute to energy supply constraints today,” said Josh Langdon, vice-president. chairman of the transmission of NV Energy. “We appreciate the support of our customers to voluntarily reduce their energy consumption between 5 pm and 8 pm today. Collectively, the small actions our customers take will go a long way in helping NV Energy continue to maintain a stable power grid and reliable service.

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