Precautionary Steps Due to High Temperatures

Category: Announcement

July 17, 2013
All Faculty and Staff
Betsy Isenstein

ISO New England, the organization that operates the New England Electric Grid, is requesting voluntary electric load reductions. This is a precautionary measure; the extreme heat and associated high electric loads put stress on regional and local electric systems.

Please help by shutting off unnecessary equipment in your area, particularly between the hours of 12 pm and 8 pm for the duration of the heat wave:

  • If the thermostat in your area is accessible, turn it up a few degrees
  • Turn off unneeded lights
  • Turn off unneeded office equipment
  • Centrally controlled comfort cooling systems will be adjusted where possible

Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact with questions.

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