An organization is asking Connecticut residents to decrease their energy consumption by waiting until 8 p.m.
Energize Connecticut asked people to use less energy weekdays from noon to 8 p.m. Their campaign is being called "Wait til 8."
During those peak hours of noon to 8 p.m., Energize Connecticut said "back-up plants often run on dirtier fuels – such as oil – that produce more air pollution and offer power at a price that drives up the cost of electricity."
“By controlling power use and waiting until after 8 p.m. to use larger appliances and equipment that doesn’t impact comfort, like dishwashers and pool pumps, Connecticut residents can help minimize the use of back-up power plants, relieve stress on the electric grid, and have a positive impact on air quality,” Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee said in a statement on Monday.
To reduce energy between noon to 8 p.m., Energize Connecticut made the following suggestions:
To learn more about the Wait till 8 p.m. campaign, click here.
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