Lake Tahoe, CA August 18, 2017. Liberty Utilities is encouraging its customers to conserve energy during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 and to practice smart energy use throughout the year.
“While we certainly want to encourage our customers to conserve during Monday’s historic solar eclipse, we also urge them to take steps to reduce their energy use every day,” said Travis Johnson, Liberty Utilities’ VP of Operations. “By doing so, customers can reduce their carbon footprint and save money at the same time.”
While the eclipse will last for less than three minutes on Monday morning, the State of California is asking residents to conserve from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The State’s “Do Your Thing for the Sun” campaign is designed to reduce energy demand on the electrical grid when solar energy sources will be affected during the eclipse.
Liberty Utilities offers these no-cost energy conservation tips:
- Turn off lights and appliances when not in use. Don’t forget your computer.
- Charge your electric vehicle and other electronic devices in the late evening, preferably
after 10 p.m.
- In warm months, set the thermostat to 78-80° when home, and 5-10° warmer at night or
when you’re not home.
- In the cooling season, close blinds and drapes during the day to keep heat out.
- Use your electric dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer after 10 p.m. when demand is
lowest. Cook as late in the evening as possible.
- Barbeque outdoors when practical. Reducing the heat coming into your home from any
source, such as cooking, will reduce the load on your air conditioning.
- Set your water heater to 120°.
- Vacuum your refrigerator coils, underneath and in the back. They need air space to
Additional energy conservation tips along with information on the utility’s energy efficiency programs, can be found at www.libertyutilities.com; click on the Smart Energy Use link at the top of the homepage.
“We don’t anticipate any problems providing service during Monday’s solar eclipse,” Johnson added. “But we also appreciate our customers’ awareness and practice of smart energy use during this time.”
About Liberty Utilities
Liberty Utilities Co. owns and operates regulated water, wastewater, natural gas and electric transmission and distribution utilities in 13 states, delivering responsive and reliable essential services to approximately 800,000 customers across the United States. With a local approach to management, service and support, we deliver efficient, dependable services to meet the needs of our customers. Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, and programs for businesses and residential customers. We measure our performance in terms of service reliability, an enjoyable customer experience, and an unwavering dedication to public and workplace safety. Liberty Utilities currently operates in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Texas. For more information, please visit www.LibertyUtilities.com.