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My Take - Conserving Energy

Though power has been restored to almost everyone who lost it in the April 27th storms, Huntsville Utilities says the connection to the TVA system is still fragile and may stay that way for several more weeks. Repairs to strengthen the system continue and right now, there are no plans to conduct rolling blackouts or other such measures, which I'm sure no one wants to experience as the days get hotter and longer. But it's up to all of us to help make sure that doesn't happen. The main way we can do that is to conserve electricity until the system can support a larger residential power load. Huntsville Utilities is asking everyone to do the following: set the thermostat on your air conditioner to no lower than 78 degrees, and higher if possible. Don't use large electrical appliances such as washers, dryers and stoves between the hours of 2pm and 8pm. And turn off any lights you aren't using. Huntsville Utilities and TVA worked very hard to get the power back on quicker than originally expected. Let's all do our part to help them out. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?

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