Why do utilities ask customers to avoid using power?
The appeal is made to reduce customer demand, to balance generating capacity and demand on Long Island and to help maintain uninterrupted power for customers.

Heavy electricity use, hot weather, limited available generating capacity, and limited transmission capacity have prompted utilities to issue appeal to customers.

Show All Answers

1. What is a voltage reduction?
2. Why do utilities do this?
3. Am I going to see a voltage reduction this summer?
4. Will there be any advanced notification of voltage reductions?
5. What effect will this have on my service?
6. What if I depend on electricity for life support or other health-related equipment?
7. How long will the voltage reduction last?
8. Why do utilities ask customers to avoid using power?
9. How much difference can turning off lights and appliances really make?
10. How many times will you have to do this?
11. What will happen if not enough people pay attention to the appeal to reduce consumption?