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Norwich utility company issues power alert this week

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NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -

Wednesday is expected to be a scorcher and many people will be turning their air conditioners way down.

On Tuesday, Norwich Public Utility asked residents to avoid doing that during the hottest part of the day.

The company said it is worried about a surge in the amount of electricity that will be used this week so they have issued a power alert so people conserve energy.

Zaire Wallace said the only real way to beat the heat is to avoid it.

“Stay in the air conditioning,” Wallace said.

Norwich Public Utilities has issued a power alert to go into effect between noon and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

"By taking a few simple steps this week, our customers can help us manage through what will be challenging circumstances," said John Bilda, general manager of Norwich Public Utility. "By using less power, our customers can reduce the strain on our equipment in the field that brings electricity to the homes and businesses we serve."

Utility officials have asked residents to set their air conditioning at 73 degrees and to not have window units running if nobody is home.

“I think it’ll be fine,” said Susan Davis, Wallace’s grandmother who lives across the street.

Utility officials have also asked residents to wait until after 6 p.m. to use any appliances that create heat.

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