Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – As the brutally cold temperatures settle in, SCE&G is asking customers to reduce energy usage over the next several days.
The power company says extreme cold temperatures can put a strain on the electrical system.
“We expect the demand for power to be extremely high over the next several days,” said Keller Kissam, President of SCE&G. “As a precautionary measure, we are asking customers to voluntarily reduce energy consumption, especially in the early morning hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.to help ensure the continued reliable supply of electricity.”
SCE&G is offering tips on how residents and business owners can reduce demands on the electrical system:
- Turn off all but essential internal and external lights
- Unplug non-essential appliances and devices
- Set thermostats to 68 degrees or lower
- Ensure HVAC vents are open and unobstructed
- Limit the use of major power-consuming equipment such as dishwashers, washers and dryers.