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Monday, February 15, 2021

Peak Advisory issued for Liberty Utilities

ATTENTION LIBERTY ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS – Urgent Update: Liberty issued a peak advisory for electric customers beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 14, through midnight Tuesday, February 16, due to extreme cold, increased demand, and fuel supply issues impacting much of the Midwest. We’re are now asking customers to reduce consumption throughout ALL hours of the day through midnight Tuesday, February 16. Unlike cold snaps that have occurred in the past, prolonged cold temperatures throughout the Midwest are impacting the service capabilities of utilities in Missouri and surrounding states. In addition, forecasts are calling for temperatures to drop even further. We are experiencing record-breaking peak demand and fuel supply issues. As stated above, we’re not alone. Utilities across the Midwest are calling on customers now to help conserve energy and protect service reliability.

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.
- Avoid using major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers.
- Turn down the setting on your hot water heater to 120 degrees.
- Turn off nonessential lights.
- Postpone all nonessential energy use.

We’ll provide additional updates as they become available.