We have been blaming the high heat for awhile and it is time to put the blame on it again. This time, officials are getting involved.
Just today, the NPPD reported that they have seen peaks over 2,800 mega-watts. This number broke a previous record that was set just last week. Now while the NPPD can meet customer demand, high demand on transmission lines can result in power outages.
Usually customer demand is at its highest between 3-pm and 8-pm. However, officials are seeing a consistent increase in energy use throughout the day. Some residents are already trying to conserve energy, doing everything they can.
"Well I try to unplug all the appliances that I am not using...and I basically try to run everything in the evening when it's cooler... [and I] try not to fight against the air conditioner," said Liz Mathews, Minden resident.
Officials are asking everyone to begin to do the following:
For more information and more conservation tips, you can visit http://www.nppd.com.