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Conserve electricity use during peak hours between 3 and 7 p.m.

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(Aug. 22, 2011)--The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), operator of the state’s bulk transmission grid, has declared a level-one emergency, asking everyone to reduce daily electricity use during peak hours between 3 and 7 p.m.

UTSA continues to do its part by saving 2.5 megawatts (MW) per day by using a natural gas generator and by raising thermostats two degrees, across the Tri-campus community.

The appeal to reduce electricity comes because of the continuing extreme heat and record demand for electricity.

Here are some energy conservation tips:

  • Turn off unnecessary lights.
  • Shut doors that are propped open.
  • Shut off lights as you leave a vacant room or at the end of the workday if you're the last one out.
  • To report electricity waste, contact UTSA Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.

For more energy conservation tips, visit the UTSA Facilities website. For information about power outages at homes or businesses and rotating outage procedures for their areas, contact your utility company.

 

 

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