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L&P Hits Peak Load to Date for 2010
(Traverse City, Michigan) — Increased temperatures and National Cherry Festival requirements this past week caused Traverse City Light & Power (L&P) to hit its peak load to date for 2010 at 61 megawatts. Like L&P, most utilities in Michigan reach their peak load in the summer because of increased commercial and residential electricity demand mainly caused by air conditioning.
L&P did not experience any outages or distribution problems due to the peak load because the utility currently provides system planning and reinforcements to prepare for anticipated loads.
Utility customers can save energy and money in the summer by following some simple conservation tips: lower air conditioner settings, use ceiling fans instead of air conditioners, use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) instead of incandescent light bulbs (because CFLs give off much less heat), and use window shades to keep out direct sunlight. Following these measures, along with using the washer and dryer at night instead of during the daytime, will also help lower the peak electricity demand.
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned,
community-focused municipal utility that offers energy at low rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.