Tri-Lakes Residents Asked to
Reduce All Unnecessary Electricity Usage
Connie Cullen, NYPA
-Peter C. Kroha, Lake Placid Municipal Electric
-Tom Corbett, National Grid
-John Bouck, Tupper Lake Municipal Electric
January 16, 2007
SYRACUSE, Jan. 16, 2007 Ė In response to the
extraordinarily low temperatures in the Tri-Lakes Region (Lake
Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake), local utilities are asking
their customers to reduce all unnecessary electricity usage tomorrow
and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The Village of Lake Placid Municipal Electric
System, The New York Power Authority, National Grid and the Village
of Tupper Lake Municipal Electric System are making the appeal to
all customers, including industries, to minimize the risk of power
outages during the unseasonably cold weather.
Customers donít need to stop using electricity
altogether, just limit usage to essential needs only. Steps that
electricity customers can take are:
Turn down thermostats and limit use of electric
heat (base board or electric boilers) to those rooms where it is
Limit use of major appliances such as electric
stoves, dishwashers, televisions and clothes dryers.
Turn off unnecessary lights.
The situation will be constantly monitored, and any
new developments will be reported.
The utilities thank their customers in advance for
their assistance in this effort.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nationís largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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