Burbank Water & Power (BWP) is calling on the community to conserve electricity from Friday, September 2 through Tuesday, September 6 by setting AC thermostats to 78 degrees between 4pm and 9pm.
“Air conditioning is one of the biggest uses of electricity during prolonged heatwaves. This increased usage puts stress on the electric grid. With the community’s help, BWP is able to maximize solar when the sun shines and better balance supply and demand to reduce blackouts,” says Dawn Roth Lindell, General Manager of Burbank Water and Power. Customers are also encouraged to use their AC to super cool homes earlier in the day so they may enjoy a cool evening.
Conserving energy between 4 PM to 9 PM helps prevent electrical equipment from overheating and keeps the power flowing. During these extreme weather events, electrical equipment bringing power to your home or business does not get a chance to cool off. Overheated electrical equipment has a higher chance of breaking down, causing unplanned power outages. BWP crews are fully staffed through the weekend and prepared to respond to any issues.
For more conservation tips and heatwave-related information, visit BurbankWaterAndPower.com or call at (818) 238-3730.