Excessive Heat Warning - Please Conserve Energy

Post Date:09/11/2019 4:30 PM

Contact:
Atineh Haroutunian
Glendale Water & Power
(818) 548-3381
aharoutunian@glendaleca.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2019GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power is encouraging all residents to conserve as much energy as possible starting Thursday – Sunday when possible and safe to do so. While GWP completed repairs to damaged secondary distribution cables, the main transformer bank at GWP’s Rossmoyne Substation remains out of service and under repair until the end of next week. In order to avoid a repeat of last week and a call for emergency outages, we are asking all of our customers to conserve energy as best they can during these trying times.

“High temperatures are expected through the weekend with limited cooling off temps at night, which can cause strain to our weakened distribution system. In order to potentially avoid more rolling outages, it is imperative for customers to continue energy conservation efforts until repairs to our Rossmoyne Substation are completed” said Steve Zurn, General Manager of GWP. “GWP crews are on alert and prepared to respond to heat related outages if they do occur.” added Zurn.

In an effort to encourage conservation and keep customers informed, customers may receive “Peak Day Alert” phone calls and emails on Friday and Saturday asking them to conserve energy. The most effective ways to conserve are by setting thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, using fans instead of air conditioners if possible, and delaying the use of major appliances like washers, pool pumps, dryers, and stoves until 9:00 pm or later.

The following is a list of simple and highly effective conservation tips:

  • Close all curtains and blinds to keep out direct sunlight.
  • Turn off lights in rooms that are not in use.
  • Unplug “energy vampires” - cell phone chargers, microwave ovens, and other appliances that use energy even when turned off or in sleep mode. Especially those appliances with digital clocks.
  • Use LED light bulbs wherever possible since they don’t give off heat.
  • Check weather stripping on doors and windows so cool air doesn’t escape.
  • Make sure all HVAC vents are clean and filters have been replaced.
  • Air dry dishes.
  • Keep refrigerators full, a full fridge uses less energy. If experiencing an outage, limit the number of times you open and close the refrigerator.

Residents can also cool off at the following Cooling Stations in Glendale through the weekend:

Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 548-3775
Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday through Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pacific Community Center
501 S. Pacific Ave.
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 548-4098
Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday through Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

For questions regarding Cooling Stations, please contact Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Department at (818) 548-2000.

For up to date information on outages, and restorations, follow GWP on Twitter at @COGwaterpower and on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlendaleWaterAndPower

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Glendale Water & Power is the City of Glendale’s utility. Glendale Water & Power generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 89,812 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also provides water to 33,744 customers. www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com Twitter @COGwaterpower Facebook /Glendalewaterandpower.

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