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Vermont utilities ask customers to save power during heat

July 2, 2018

JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont electric utilities are asking customers to save power during the high temperatures that are forecast for the state.

The Vermont Electric Cooperative and Burlington Electric say demand for power is expected to spike during the high temperatures forecast this week.

Temperatures both Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be in the mid-90s.

People are being asked to turn off all unnecessary light, delay the use of appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers. They should also reduce the use of air conditioners as much as safely possible.

Vermont Electric’s Energy Services Planner Jake Brown says when the utility can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity it helps control rates over the long term.