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Energy shortage possible

Written by The Bee

August 17, 2020

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 Heat is straining the energy market and bringing supply problems to the entire western states energy market, including Mohave Electric Cooperative and its members.

As a result, MEC is asking members to do everything possible to conserve energy for several days until the crisis subsides, particularly during the prime-use hours of 3-8 p.m.

“There are some simple things members can do to conserve, such as grilling outside instead of using the stove and oven,” said Tyler Carlson, CEO of MEC. “If there is a need to do laundry, dry the clothes outside instead of the dryer. Turn lights and fans off and turn the air conditioner up a few extra degrees.”

These problems mean less energy is available on the market throughout the western region.

“This is cause for concern over the next few days,” Carlson said, “Our members conserving energy will avoid a worsening of the situation while MEC works diligently with our power suppliers to resolve the problem.”

Visit www.mohaveelectric.com for updates.

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