How many times will you have to do this?
Public appeals are one of several steps utilities take in times of excess demand to safeguard the electric system. During periods of hot weather and when available generating capacity is limited, appeals may be issued whenever heavy electricity use reduces power reserves to unacceptably low levels. Often an appeal is all that is needed to reduce demand.

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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?