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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Peak advisory for Liberty Electric customers

JOPLIN, MO – February 14, 2021 – Liberty has issued a peak advisory for electric customers beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 14, through midnight Tuesday, February 16, due to expected extreme weather and fuel supply issues impacting much of the Midwest. Liberty asks that customers reduce electricity consumption throughout the day and particularly between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reducing consumption by conserving energy supports service reliability and reduces fuel costs for customers. 

Suggestions for conserving energy include the following: 

  • Set thermostats to 65 degrees or as low as comfortable. Customers who are elderly or have medical conditions complicated by the cold should not lower their thermostat.
  • Turn off and unplug computers, monitors, chargers, printers and televisions

during periods of non-use.

  • Turn off nonessential lights.
  • Postpone all nonessential energy use.

 

“We have experienced extreme cold temperatures for an extended period of time, and the weather forecast for the next several days calls for temperatures to fall even lower,” said Tim Wilson, Liberty Vice President, Electric Operations. “This is causing peak demand and impacting utilities across the Midwest. We know that conserving energy during this time can be inconvenient, and we apologize for that. We are so grateful to our customers for their help in reducing energy consumption. This will help us to maintain service to homes, businesses, and critical facilities throughout these exceptional weather conditions. Our crews are working around the clock to keep our systems safe and operating. We will continue to provide updates to our customers throughout this event.”