Pennyrile Electric and utilities across the region are asking members to voluntarily reduce their energy consumption today.
Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile says demand for electricity within the TVA region has increased because of the extremely cold weather. Pennyrile Electric is asking members to conserve electricity, if health permits – especially from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gilkey says simply turning down the thermostat a little or putting off laundry until later in the week will help a lot.
Kentucky Utilities has made the same requests to its customers, which includes residents of Crofton.