El Paso Electric Issues Friday Message
POSTED: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 6:38am
UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:40am
EL PASO - The local electric company is urging power conservation as it prepares to cut electricity from El Paso homes again today.
Early Friday morning, El Paso Electric Spokeswoman Teresa Souza said the utility has not been able to restore a significant amount of its local power generation.
The following is an excerpt of a news release issued by El Paso Electric today:
"El Paso Electric continues to operate under a curtailment plan and we are asking all customers, business and residential, to immediately reduce as much electrical usage as they can.
We are asking businesses to curtail their usage except in situations of critical needs.
We are also asking customers to curtail usage in their homes. Do not use appliances such as the washing machine, dishwasher, or electric clothes dryer Turn off extra lights, electric water heater and other electric
appliances that you do not absolutely need. Minimize the use of your electric range or oven when preparing meals.
El Paso Electric continues to work diligently to correct the problem. We will keep you informed and will let you know when you may resume the normal use of your electric appliances."