Extreme cold weather continues to trigger unprecedented electricity use throughout our region. While the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has directed some Oklahoma power companies to initiate service interruptions, SPP has not contacted People's Electric Cooperative (PEC) at the present time. Should we receive instructions to begin blackouts, we will provide our members with as much information as possible.
As with any winter storm situation, we encourage all members to be prepared in the event of a loss of power. For storm preparation tips view our Preparing for Power Outages from Winter Storms press release.
Now more than ever, it’s important we all do our part to conserve power and work together to navigate through the coming week of predicted low temperatures.
- Lower your thermostat to at least 68°.
- Avoid using high-energy appliances like washers, dryers, and dishwashers.
- Open blinds and shades to take advantage of the sun’s natural heat during the day.
- Close shades and blinds at night to reduce heat loss through windows.
- Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances.
- Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.
- Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.